Air Chief Marshal Chaiyapruk Didyasarin, Chairman of the Rehabilitation Planner, Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), said THAI as the national flag carrier will partner with the Ministry of Public Health to transport the first 200,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Thailand. The vaccine from SINOVAC BIOTECH CO., LTD. will be delivered on THAI’s cargo flight TG675, operated with an A350-900 aircraft. The flight will leave from Beijing at 06.50 hours (local time) and will arrive in Bangkok at 11.05 hours (local time) on 24 February 2021.

THAI has installed temperature-controlled containers, which are capable of controlling the temperature between -20?C and +20?C, into its wide-body aircraft for this cargo flight. In addition, ground equipment and a large air-conditioned cargo area were specially prepared for vaccine storage. Qualified ground staff was also accredited with the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certificate in accordance with the standard of the World Health Organization by SGS (Thailand) Company Limited.

All staff is committed to responsibly conduct their business with care and concern for society as a priority, while deeply sharing the burden from the pandemic which all are facing during these difficult times. THAI is ready and prepared to support the vaccine delivery mission, and its continual endeavor will play a critical role in the recovery of the Thai economy, the industry sector, and public safety.