This Saturday, May 22, an AirBridgeCargo (ABC) plane took off from Liege Airport with humanitarian cargo to India.
Faced with the Covid-19 epidemic, Indian hospitals are lacking oxygen for their patients. The airport and its partners play a major role in humanitarian flights.
“We have the experience to manage urgent requests from NGOs and United Nations Agencies in terms of logistics flows and thus allow them a quick and efficient intervention”, explains Muriel Baugnée, coordinator of the Health and Humanitarian Center at Liege Airport.
AirBridgeCargo’s Boeing 747-400ERF took off early on Saturday for Indira Gandhi International Airport to bring oxygen purification systems to Indian hospitals.
The urgent delivery was organized in close cooperation with ABC’s long-standing partner, Chapman Freeborn, The global aircraft charter specialists.
Yulia Celetaria, global healthcare director of Volga-Dnepr Group highlighted: “With 30+ years of experience in humanitarian sector, Volga-Dnepr is proud to collaborate with like-minded partners, like Liege Airport, who share the same values, especially when it comes to healthcare.
“During the last month our freighters operated a number of dedicated charter flights to India with vital medical supplies to help the nation suffering another Covid-19 resurgence and oxygen crisis.
“On top of that, we have also delivered vaccines which will enable India to continue its vaccination programme and reach herd immunity”.