Under UN agency vaccination program Volga-Dnepr Group and Scan Global Logistics collaborated and worked together to deliver 180 cubic meters of vaccines and medical supplies to Turkmenistan, the airline holding said in a Wednesday press release.
According to the statement, the cargo contained Diphteria/Hepatitis and BCG vaccine doses as well as other medical supplies that will help support routine immunization of the population in the country.
Two Volga-Dnepr Group charter flights were organised from Leipzig airport in Germany to Turkmenistan during August-September. The two flights were operated on two different aircraft types IL-76TD-90VD and Boeing 737-400SF. The IL-76 was operated by Volga-Dnepr Airlines and the Boeing 737F was operated by ATRAN Airlines.
The consolidated cargo was delivered from all parts of Europe to Leipzig airport for the flight departures, while Volga-Dnepr and Scan Global Logistics teams delivered it to Turkmenistan.
On October 5, Government of Turkmenistan and UNICEF have signed a plan to procure vaccines and vaccine related equipment for 2021-2025 under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Turkmenistan and UNICEF regarding the provision of procurement services.