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CAPA Live. Cargo flights vital in distributing covid vaccinations

The question of air cargo – how it has been affected by the pandemic, in what way(s) it has actually benefitted from it, its growing importance (along with e-commerce), and how it can contribute to global vaccination programmes – was discussed during the most recent session of CAPA Live in Dec-2020, during two sessions.

The full sessions are available ‘on demand’ to subscribers to CAPA Live. To become a subscriber, you can apply to gain a free pass here.

The text below contains snippets of dialogue from the two sessions, together with video links for those who wish to explore panellists’ comments in more detail.


  • The cargo segment of the air transport business has always been the bridesmaid where investment was concerned.
  • But the pandemic has shown it in a new light, and mass transportation of PPE was undertaken, with that of vaccines now under way.
  • Cargo is co-operating with other segments of the industry, with suppliers, and with regulators more than ever before.
  • This will stand it in good stead for the future, and it stands to be modernised and digitalised in accordance with its new found role. 

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