Cathay Pacific uplifts steady flow of aid to India

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Cathay Pacific Cargo delivers over 100 tonnes of much-needed humanitarian and medical supplies so far as it helps move vital relief shipments to India as it struggles with a grave COVID-19 medical crisis.

Cathay Pacific Cargo has been operating freighters – along with 24 pairs of cargo-only passenger flights in March and 29 in April – to meet demand.

These include shipments of specialised oxygen generators, oxygen concentrators and ventilators to Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. In addition, there has been a sharp increase in volumes for shipments of oxygen, surgical masks, sanitiser, personal protective equipment, pharmaceuticals and vaccines over the past few weeks.

“We have been supporting efforts to relieve this current crisis in India through the delivery of medical supplies on our freighters and cargo-only passenger flights,” says George Edmunds, Cathay Pacific general manager cargo commercial.

“We are noticing a sharp increase in the volume of enquiries from the Americas and closer to home from the Chinese mainland for space for humanitarian aid shipments to India, and we will do our best to accommodate these essential shipments.

“As a consequence, we are looking to maximise capacity by adding more cargo-carrying flights and will continue to work with the Indian authorities to make this possible,” Edmunds adds.

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