Certificate IATA Pharma
LOT POLISH AIRLINES AS THE FIRST AIR CARRIER IN THE CEE REGION WITH THE PRESTIGIOUS IATA CEIV PHARMA CERTIFICATE
LOT Polish Airlines became the first carrier in Central and Eastern Europe to receive the prestigious CEIV Pharma certificate of the International Air Transport Association IATA. A multi-stage audit, which began in October 2018, confirmed LOT Cargo's readiness to carry medicines and valuable pharmaceutical products with the highest global standard.
The cargo department of LOT Polish Airlines has been very busy for the recent several months. During the suspension of passenger air connections, the Polish carrier launched #CARGOdlaPolski project, transporting protective materials and medical equipment from China necessary to fight the coronavirus pandemic. From April 5 to June 29, as part of 172 transports to Poland, 23,500 m3 of PPE materials were delivered to hospitals and health care facilities throughout the country. Deliveries were made mainly from Shanghai airport, and then from Wuhan. Thanks to medical transports, LOT's aircraft also returned to the airport in Beijing. At the same time, the carrier successfully searched for opportunities in commercial transport, supplementing the network of freight connections with other European and transatlantic destinations, such as Colombo or Delhi.
#CARGOdlaPolski project has been completed, but LOT is not slowing down. On July 15, the carrier successfully completed the audit of the International Air Transport Association IATA and was the first airline in Central and Eastern Europe to receive the prestigious IATA CEIV Pharma (Centre of Excellence Independent Validators Pharma IATA) certificate. As a result, LOT has joined the world's top 110 companies, including 24 airlines, which have documented and approved PIL QMS Quality System in place for pharmaceutical shipment management.