“After a year of absence! Coro is back on the runway to Tahiti for an exceptional cargo trip … so excited and impatient!” , We can read on Facebook. Air France is not excluded because it delivers thousands of doses of anti-virus vaccine via cargo flight.
Exceptionally, New Zealand Airlines plane B 787 Koro will land on the runway this afternoon at 3 PM. It is a cargo flight, and therefore without passengers except for the crew, whose cargo is full, has been banned for some time in New Zealand.
Since last year, New Zealand has shut down its air links with the rest of the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from Australia and the Cook Islands which benefit from having an air corridor with Hobbit Land, fern planes are rare in foreign skies.
This afternoon, seeing Air New Zealand’s Kuru plane landing is exceptional given the context.
Air France and vaccines
Another big event, Air France stated that it is responsible for shipping thousands of vaccine doses against Covid-19 from Paris to Tahiti. So far, 6 batches have been delivered to Polynesia.
Thousands of doses of anti-virus vaccine await.
To do this, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, the group’s subsidiary dedicated to shipping, uses cargo planes with specially designed containers to transport vaccines between -20 ° C or even -80 ° C for some. Since the end of January 2021, Air France’s shipping team in Tahiti has received several thousand doses of COVID-19 vaccine intended for the population.
Containers specially designed to transport vaccines in polar temperatures.