Aeroméxico continues tapping B787s for key Covid cargo

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Aeroméxico continues its crucial all cargo flights carrying PPE and medical supplies to Mexico as the country continues to reel from the rising tide of Covid-19 infections.

The carrier has been collaborating with the Government of Mexico to bring more than 150 tonnes of essential supplies into the country through 15 flights.

In addition, up to 9 June, the carrier undertook more than 125 exclusive cargo flights utilising its fleet of 19 B787s to carry out belly cargo charter operations, shipping more than 1,700 tons of essential medical supplies to 14 countries including Mexico.

This includes the longest flight in the history of Aeroméxico and aviation in the country, flying more than 14,000 kilometres from Shenzhen (SZX), China to Mexico City (MEX) on 26 May.

The carrier has also been supporting the Mexican Red Cross and the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) for the free transfer of medical supplies to 21 states of the Mexican Republic, as well as, transporting technicians from the National Center for Epidemiological and Disaster Contingency Support (CENACED), who were in charge of assembling medical care modules in the interior of the country.

In order to support the rest of patients from the temporary unit COVID-19 of the Hipódromo de las Américas, the carrier also donated 1,000 kits with ear plugs and masks to the Ministry of Health of Mexico City.

Noting that 2019 was a challenging year, it is “nothing compared to what we are experiencing today,” says Andres Conesa, CEO Aeromexico. “Without a doubt, there is a very challenging path ahead and we will continue to do as before, and everything in our power so that Aeromexico continues to fly higher and higher.”

Other related actions include, in coordination with the Ministry of Relations and embassies of other countries, the repatriation of more than 1,400 Mexicans and 3,100 foreigners.

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