The role of Belgian airports in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines

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The role of Belgian airports in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines

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Hello,

As you know, Brussels Airport will be a key player in the distribution of vaccines against Covid19. I would like to create this post to share all the news about the distribution of this one regarding BRU. I will update the post regularly with articles and planes that would be sent to BRU that we would not be used to seeing as normal.
Test flights are planned in the coming weeks to prepare the BRU Cargo teams for the large influx to come in the coming months, which will be significant.

First news : https://airwaysmag.com/airports/first-f ... s-airport/ / https://www.lesoir.be/341134/article/20 ... -airport-2


If you have any articles / news to share with us feel free to bring this post to life!

With pleasure,

Samuel
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Re: The role of Brussels Airport in the distribution of Covid19 vaccines

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It will be a PR war, some airports can't miss the opportunity.
Its likely that many airports will receive vaccine at some point.
(And i wouldnt be surprised that the unusual ethiopian ORD-LGG flight of yesterday is about vaccine too)
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I think we can rename the topic : PR war ... or yeah youpi youpi its raining vaccine

Now OST is in the game, well done guys !
Liège is mentioned too... cause... why not !
https://www.rtbf.be/info/societe/detail ... d=10644590

Breaking ! Temploux is said to receive vaccines too. PR on its way !
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Re: The role of Brussels Airport in the distribution of Covid19 vaccines

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Acid-drop wrote: 02 Dec 2020, 14:11 I think we can rename the topic : PR war ... or yeah youpi youpi its raining vaccine

Now OST is in the game, well done guys !
Liège is mentioned too... cause... why not !
https://www.rtbf.be/info/societe/detail ... d=10644590

Breaking ! Temploux is said to receive vaccines too. PR on its way !
Temploux? I heard Ursel!

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Re: The role of Brussels Airport in the distribution of Covid19 vaccines

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ostair wrote: 02 Dec 2020, 21:45
Acid-drop wrote: 02 Dec 2020, 14:11 I think we can rename the topic : PR war ... or yeah youpi youpi its raining vaccine

Now OST is in the game, well done guys !
Liège is mentioned too... cause... why not !
https://www.rtbf.be/info/societe/detail ... d=10644590

Breaking ! Temploux is said to receive vaccines too. PR on its way !
Temploux? I heard Ursel!
I guess Temploux is closer to the GSK plant in Wavre and Ursel closer to the Pfizer plant in Puurs, hence both can be used :lol:
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Re: The role of Brussels Airport in the distribution of Covid19 vaccines

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sn26567 wrote: 03 Dec 2020, 16:53
I guess Temploux is closer Ursel closer to the Pfizer plant in Puurs :lol:
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Well we are too early for drones but yeah those smaller airports might have a very different future
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with 3 vaccines productions sites in Belgium (1 in flanders, 2 in wallonia), the cake will likely be big enough to make every airport take a good share of cake
https://www.rtbf.be/info/societe/detail ... d=10646443

this link could also have interesting information but I don't have a subscription
https://www.lalibre.be/belgique/societe ... 3b12d91b2e

Another blocked page mentions many jobs could be created in LGG
https://lameuse.sudinfo.be/699715/artic ... ge-airport
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Re: The role of Brussels Airport in the distribution of Covid19 vaccines

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When you are working in the business, you support each other. Many times we congratulated LGG and LGG did the same with BRU. We can be proud that we have very good airports, each with its own specialities.

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Of course.
Its the marketing that makes me laugh
(And its obviously not limited to belgium...)
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Atlantis wrote: 05 Dec 2020, 18:54 When you are working in the business, you support each other. Many times we congratulated LGG and LGG did the same with BRU. We can be proud that we have very good airports, each with its own specialities.
And that's why I am changing the title of this thread from "The role of Brussels Airport in the distribution of Covid19 vaccines" to "The role of Belgian airports in the distribution of Covid19 vaccines".
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Re: The role of Belgian airports in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines

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The *potential* role.
So far its unclear where, what volume, air/trucks, europe only or global, ...

But the fact that Belgium as a country is a major production site is for sure interesting.
A 4th production site is listed now. : eurogentec for the inovio vaccine.
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This might be due to the mess created by the brexit... huge delays for trucks
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MrBrightside wrote: 06 Dec 2020, 10:57 Military aircraft could be used...
https://www.lesoir.be/341960/article/20 ... au-royaume
In English: Coronavirus: vaccines produced in Belgium could be delivered to the UK using military planes

https://www.aviation24.be/miscellaneous ... ry-planes/

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Isn't it surprising that the first shipment of Pfizer vaccines from Puurs to Canada left from Cologne/Bonn airport rather than from one of our specialised pharma cargo airports?
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Re: The role of Belgian airports in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines

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Hi,

Don't know but guess it could be a cooling problem ?
A friend of me works in cooling biz.. and told me cooling infrastructure would be working from march instead of the original date in december ...

Or they lacks cooling support for that amount of vaccines, while Belgium could be better placed for UK supply ...

So we ourselves will wait a bit longer...

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sn26567 wrote: 13 Dec 2020, 11:33 Isn't it surprising that the first shipment of Pfizer vaccines from Puurs to Canada left from Cologne/Bonn airport rather than from one of our specialised pharma cargo airports?
First Pfizer vaccines left BRU via UA belly.

Never mind... Didn't read Canada :oops:

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If its UPS it makes complete sense, and cologne isnt far away at all
Its very likely that vaccines will be distributes across all big cargo hubs depending on the destination and carriers no ?
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Re: The role of Belgian airports in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines

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It’s a shame that media only reports about the airport of departure, which is Cologne, Germany. Should have left via a Belgian airport!

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