The nation’s Health Access Minister, Carla Vizotti, said Tuesday that the plane arrived in Russia today looking for more vaccines. Will arrive tomorrow with 220,000 new doses of Sputnik V, 110,000 of each ingredient.
The “official confirmation” of the number of doses has just arrived, The official in Mar del Plata said, during a press conference in the city, attended by Mayor Guillermo Montenegro and the head of the country’s health ministry, Lisandro Bonelli.
An Aerolineas Argentinas aircraft that will bring the third batch of Sputnik V vaccines against Coronavirus to the country from Russia at 1:08 pm in Argentina at Sheremetyevo International Airport, after a 16-hour flight.
The Airbus A330-200, nominated by AR1062, took off last night at 9:10 pm from Ezeiza International Airport to carry out the third flight by the national sponsor of Russian lands to transport vaccines.
The company’s president, Pablo Siriani, defined the process as Important logistical work that includes coordination between various actors from both countries. He stressed that “in the past few days we have worked intensively to be able to make this important trip,” which had to be postponed twice due to logistical problems.
“We will continue to work with the same energy and dedication to be able to bring the largest number of vaccines into the country. The director added that it is a coordinated effort between the various government agencies, which is necessary to be able to put an end to the epidemic.”
As with the other two flights, this flight to Moscow took place directly – without a technical stop – under the name “Ferry”, that is, when the plane was empty, only with the cabin crew and even technicians. Maintenance and loading, as required.
The flight is responsible for 10 crew members, including pilots and co-pilots, who will take turns command of the ship, joined by dispatchers, technicians and cargo personnel, to reach 18 people.
The journey lasted 16 hours, and the journey passed over Uruguay and Brazil to the height of the city of Recife, and from there began crossing the Atlantic Ocean to enter the European continent through Spain. Then there was a flight over France, Switzerland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland and Belarus, and finally the plane entered Russian airspace until it landed at Sheremetyevo International Airport.
According to previous experiences, the loading time in Moscow requires between four and five hours, provided that the plane takes off from the Russian capital, after completing the receipt of vaccines and complying with customs procedures, before 19 Argentine time. The landing at Ezeiza is scheduled for tomorrow before noon.
This is the third flight that airlines have made to Moscow to bring in vaccines. The flight, which carried the first batch, arrived in Argentina on December 24 with 300,000 doses, while the second arrived on December 16 with the same quantity.