Qatar Airways Cargo convoy departs to India with essential COVID-19 relief aid

Qatar Airways Cargo convoy departs to India with essential COVID-19 relief aid

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By QLNews

Qatar Airways Cargo has sent three Boeing 777 freighters carrying essential medical aid to India to help the country as it battles a devastating COVID-19 wave.

The aid weighing some 300 tonnes was transported on three flights that departed one after the other for Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi.

The aid comprising PPE equipment, oxygen canisters, other essential medical items, was donated by individuals and companies from around the world. It was delivered under Qatar Airways Cargo’s WeQare initiative.

“Having seen with great sorrow the impact this further wave of COVID-19 infections has had on people in India, we knew we had to be part of the global effort to support the valiant health care workers in the country,” commented Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker.

“As the leading air cargo carrier in the world, we are in a unique position to offer immediate humanitarian support through the provision of aircraft to transport much needed medical supplies, as well as coordinating logistical arrangements. We hope today’s shipment and further shipments in the weeks to come will help ease the burden on local medical workers and provide relief to the impacted communities in India,” he added.

Ambassador of India to Qatar, Dr Deepak Mittal expressed his sincere gratitude and appreciation for Qatar Airways for the initiative to carry these medical supplies free of charge.

Qatar Airways has been a leader in the fight against COVID-19 and in the early stages of the pandemic and provided similar aid flights to China, shipping supplies to Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai in February 2020, the airline highlighted in a press statement.

Qatar Airways is the first global airline and one of only six carriers in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by international air transport rating organization, Skytrax.

Qatar Airways and Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) also recently announced that they will help local communities in Qatar come to the aid of India as it experiences a devastating COVID-19 wave.

The national carrier said that local communities in Qatar can donate essential medical equipment and supplies that will be delivered on its cargo planes to India in the coming weeks.

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