The seventeenth flight arrived in the country with more than 470 thousand doses of Sputnik V

The seventeenth flight of Aerolineas Argentinas from Moscow landed this afternoon at the Ezeiza international airport with more than 470 thousand doses of Sputnik V vaccines in its warehouses, to add to the national vaccination campaign in the framework of the second wave of the pandemic of coronavirus.

The Airbus 330-200 aircraft, registration LV-GIF, specially modified to function as a freighter, touched down, under number AR1063, at 3:39 p.m., with 470,035 doses, 390,035 of component 1 and 80,000 of component 2.

The plane had taken off last night at 22.39 Argentine time from the Russian capital and after a little more than 15 and a half hours of travel it arrived in Buenos Aires with a crew made up of commanders, co-pilots, technical, maintenance and cabin personnel, totaling 20 people. on board.

The plane had landed under number AR1062 at Sheremetievo International Airport yesterday at 17.10 in Argentina, 23.10 in Moscow, after taking off at dawn from Ezeiza.

“It is good news that at the most difficult moment of this pandemic, flights continue to arrive because they translate into more protected people. The way out for this situation is to continue taking extreme care and continue with the vaccination plan,” Pablo Ceriani said regarding the flight. holder of the flag company.

The vaccines produced by the Gamaleya Institute are transported in “thermobox” type containers at a temperature of 18 degrees below zero and with an additional refrigeration load.

Aerolineas Argentinas has carried out 17 flights to the Russian Federation in which a total of 8,113,290 doses were transferred and, in addition, 5 flights were made to Beijing, People’s Republic of China in which 3,659,200 of Sinopharm vaccines arrived in the country.

In this way, in 22 completed flights, Aerolineas Argentinas provided 11,772,490 doses of vaccines against Covid-19.

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