Whenever scientists create a vaccine for COVID-19, governments
will be scrambling for cargo aircraft. Distributing the vaccine will be
of the biggest logistical operations ever. Aviation
have forecast that transporting the vaccine across the
will require around 8,000 747 freight planes. This is
to ship 7.8 billion doses of any vaccine - one
for everyone on Earth. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned governments they must start planning for the "
of the century". It said: "Even if we assume that
the needed vaccines can be transported by
, the air cargo industry will still face its largest
transport challenge ever."