Interview with Nabil Sultan, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates SkyCargo, regarding the humanitarian airbridge@emirates launched between #Dubai & India to transport urgent medical & relief items, to support India in its fight to control the serious COVID-19 situation.
Emirates launches India humanitarian airbridge to transport urgent COVID-19 relief items
@emirates has set up a humanitarian airbridge between #Dubai and India to transport urgent medical and relief items, to support India in its fight to control the serious COVID-19 situation in the country.
The first shipment sent as part of the Emirates India humanitarian airbridge is a consignment of over 12 tons of multi-purpose tents from the World Health Organization@WHO ( ), destined for Delhi, and coordinated by the @IHC_UAE in #Dubai .
@10NewsFirstSyd Flight Delays: The first plane bound for New Zealand has departed after a minor hiccup. Jetstar flight JQ201 was delayed about an hour before it took off from Sydney around 7am. Passengers were told the delays were due to travellers arriving late and issues with the airbridge.
Under the directives of @HHShkMohd , @IHC_UAE charters two additional aircrafts, activating a humanitarian airbridge bringing aid to tens of thousands of refugees and displaced individuals fleeing Ethiopia to Sudan
This would firstly be cruel. But to give a sense of how logistically unlikely it is - pre-pandemic, there were two regular charter flights to St Helena a week, from South Africa. To Ascension, monthly from SA (and the official Airbridge from Brize Norton).
This is remarkable. The US has set up an airbridge for PPE & med supplies to the US from abroad. But in answer to question from @CBSNews @WeijiaJiangTV the Admiral explains that this is going through private companies, which explains why states are having to bid to get the stuff.
100 airbridge'>Project Airbridge flights, expediting nearly 1 billion PPE items, have been completed to date.