Worldwide Flight Services and Air Canada are working closely with the Canadian government to transport vial caps for doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to support the country’s immunisation programme.

Since December 2020, thousands of innovative plastic RayDyLyo vial caps weighing over 20 tonnes have so far been transported by WFS from Lyon airport to its €10m Pharma Centre at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. To ensure these essential vaccine components are maintained at the correct temperature, they travel between Lyon and Paris using WFS’ temperature-controlled, GDP-certified pharma trucks.

In Paris, WFS’ team of pharma specialists then use temperature-controlled pallets, containers, dollies and trailers to carefully prepare the shipments and load them on board Air Canada flights to Montreal. Once in Canada, the all-plastic push-fit caps are retrieved by the Public Health Agency of Canada, based in Ottawa, where they are being used in the manufacture and capping of vaccines for the local population.