Abu Dhabi Airports has joined Pharma.Aero’s global network of manufacturers, certified cargo communities and airport operators, as a strategic member representing the Middle East.
The collaboration with Pharma.Aero builds on Abu Dhabi’s growth as a global healthcare and life sciences hub, and the success of the HOPE Consortium.
Abu Dhabi Airports is set to pursue major air cargo infrastructure expansion projects with a strong focus on products capable of efficiently handling time and temperature-sensitive cargo, including those from within pharmaceuticals and life science. It recently revealed plans to double the capacity of its current cold storage.
Frank Van Gelder, Secretary General of Pharma.Aero, said developing active and far-reaching airport pharma communities are essential to the company’s core strategy.
“It is with great pleasure to welcome Abu Dhabi Airports as the new strategic partner for the Middle East region. We are confident that their participation, along with Etihad, will pave the way for the future of our association in the region.”
Other airport members include Edmonton International, Adani’s Mumbai airport, São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport, Miami International and Hong Kong International Airport.