Humanitarian airbridge has been established by Emirates
Posted on: 5/13/2021, 9:51:47 AM
A humanitarian airbridge has been established between Dubai and India to transport urgent medical and relief supplies. On all of its flights to India's nine cities, Emirates will have free cargo space on a "as required" basis. Emirates SkyCargo has also transported drugs and medical supplies on scheduled and charter cargo flights in recent weeks.
Emirates offers 95 weekly flights to nine Indian destinations. The World Health Organization (WHO) is sending over 12 tons of multi-purpose tents to Delhi as the first shipment sent as part of the Emirates India humanitarian airbridge. Last year, the International Humanitarian City in Dubai sent over 1,292 packages, setting the global benchmark for humanitarian response. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid founded the IHC so that Dubai could help the world's poorest communities and families.
Emirates has established an airbridge to transport humanitarian supplies to communities affected by natural disasters and other emergencies. IHC will work with Emirates SkyCargo to help get relief supplies to India through the airbridge. Over the past year, the air cargo airline has assisted in the distribution of thousands of tonnes of critical PPE and other medical equipment across six continents. It has increased cargo capability by modifying mini freighters on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft by removing seats from Economy Class and loading cargo on seats and in overhead bins.