Volga-Dnepr de­liv­ers 48 ster­il­i­sa­tion trucks to Dubai

The spe­cial flights de­liv­ered the trucks from Shang­hai to Dubai for fi­nal des­ti­na­tion Abu Dhabi

Logistics Middle East - - UPDATE -

Volga-Dnepr Air­lines has op­er­ated six AN124-100 char­ters, trans­port­ing 48 street ster­il­i­sa­tion ve­hi­cles from China to the United Arab Emi­rates. The spe­cial flights de­liv­ered the trucks from Shang­hai to Dubai for fi­nal des­ti­na­tion Abu Dhabi, where the ve­hi­cles will be used for a “Na­tional Dis­in­fec­tion Pro­gramme” in preven­ta­tive ac­tion against COVID-19.

All flights were in co­op­er­a­tion with Volga-Dnepr Air­line’s long-term part­ner and col­league in the heavy-lift mar­ket – Max­imus Air. Each flight was loaded with 8 trucks, util­is­ing 3 air­craft within a 4-day pe­riod– made pos­si­ble by the world’s largest fleet of AN-124-100s. The Volga-Dnepr Group has been op­er­at­ing mul­ti­ple charter flights daily as the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity bat­tles against the spread of Covid-19. The full fleets of Volga-Dnepr Air­lines, Air Bridge Cargo and Atran have all been utilised to meet the de­mand for trans­port­ing vast vol­umes of air freight world­wide. Whilst the ma­jor­ity of com­modi­ties flown have been PPE, the Volga-Dnepr charter team have also been de­liv­er­ing cru­cial over­sized/ heavy-lift equip­ment to sup­port global health in­fra­struc­tures. The range of air cargo flown, is en­abled by the di­verse fleet that is unique to the Volga-Dnepr Group. Through thirty-years of ex­pe­ri­ence in sup­port­ing in­ter­na­tional aid and re­lief efforts, the Volga-Dnepr team is qual­i­fied to mit­i­gate the chal­lenges of the cur­rent global cri­sis. From years of par­tic­i­pat­ing in var­i­ous emer­gency re­sponse pro­grammes, Volga-Dnepr’s ac­cu­mu­lated know-how en­ables it to over­come the new dy­namic con­di­tions of the air freight in­dus­try, par­tic­u­larly when trans­port­ing over­sized/ heavy-lift cargo, where the Group’s foun­da­tions lie. Hu­man­i­tar­ian Di­rec­tor for Volga-Dnepr Group, Stu­art Smith, has high­lighted how the re­sponse from the three air­lines have been able to sup­port its part­ners; “Volga-Dnepr Group’s abil­ity to pro­vide cus­tomised so­lu­tions dur­ing this crit­i­cal pe­riod is demon­strated by our in­cred­i­ble num­ber of daily char­ters trans­port­ing med­i­cal and san­i­tary equip­ment. All four air­craft types op­er­ated by the Volga-Dnepr Group have been fly­ing around the clock to keep in­ter­na­tional sup­ply chains open. Each air­craft type is able to uniquely pro­vide dif­fer­ent so­lu­tions depend­ing on the needs of our cus­tomers in the air freight in­dus­try. The six AN-124-100s op­er­ated on be­half of Max­imus, ex­em­plify the range of ser­vices that Volga-Dnepr can pro­vide — trans­port­ing air freight of all sizes to all des­ti­na­tions; ser­vices that are proven by the recog­ni­tion of our val­ued piers in the in­dus­try.”

Dubai’s ster­al­i­sa­tion pro­gramme ran for close to three months.

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