Volga-Dnepr Airlines rushes relief aid to Guam to help typhoon Mangkhut survivors
September 29, 2018: Volga-Dnepr Airlines organised a delivery of critical aid relief cargo to Guam, a U.S. island territory in Micronesia, in the Western Pacific, to help victims of Typhoon Mangkhut, in less than 24 hours.
Within eight and-a-half hours of the customer’s confirmation, Volga-Dnepr Airlines had positioned one of its An-124-100 freighters at the airport of departure, ready to load a shipment of 64 tonnes of food supplies and bottled water. The expedited loading process was completed in three hours, ensuring the giant transport aircraft was ready to depart to Guam as soon as the storm had passed the island.
The airline in a press release said that Volga-Dnepr’s 28 years of experience and specialisation in supporting humanitarian aid missions all over the world enables the airline to offer an immediate and timely response, saving vital time in such critical situations.
Typhoon Mangkhut, which struck the island of Guam on September 10th, is the strongest tropical cyclone to be recorded worldwide in 2018 to date, with winds reaching a maximum registered speed of 285 km/h. It impacted areas including the Mariana Islands, Philippines, Taiwan, South China and Vietnam.