IAG Cargo transports 5000 items of urgent medical aid from London to Delhi
IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) and its sister airline British Airways has transported further aid to India for the second time in two weeks. The total weight of the cargo-only flight was 18 tonnes, made up of five thousand pieces of urgent medical aid as the crisis continues to grip India.
The B777-200 was loaded with PPE supplies and oxygen concentrators for frontline hospital workers from charities including Oxfam, Khalsa Aid, Christian Aid and LPSUK. The flight departed London-Heathrow at 5pm on May 21 and landed in Delhi at 05:45 am (local time) on May 22. IAG Cargo and British Airways has worked with fuel partner, BP to ensure the flight is carbon offset.
John Cheetham, chief commercial officer at IAG Cargo said, “We all have a part to play in the continued fight against Covid-19, and I am grateful that we are able to support our Indian friends again with a further 26 tonnes of urgent medical aid during this very difficult time.
“I am hugely grateful to all those who have worked hard to make this second relief flight to India happen - IAG Cargo will continue to work with our partners to support India with much needed medical equipment.”
IAG Cargo and British Airways have continued to keep a vital air link open between London and India throughout the pandemic, sending aid on scheduled flights, but this is a special charter that has been funded by British Airways and IAG Cargo.