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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.

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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  .

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@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).

UK officials are reportedly considering possible “air-bridge” between New York and London to allow people to travel to UK from “low-risk” areas without quarantine.

UK-US travel: Plan for airbridge to NewYork discussedat ‘top level’ 3/6


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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.

Pence on several occasions—including in a @WSJ  op-ed this week—has overstated the amount of medical equipment airbridge'>Project Airbridge has distributed. The actual amount is about 7% of the numbers Pence gave in his op-ed. A Pence official acknowledged the error.

@Owens_Minor  is one of the incredible private-sector companies who participated in airbridge'>Project Airbridge!

100 airbridge'>Project Airbridge flights, expediting nearly 1 billion PPE items, have been completed to date.

I see I’m not the only one with questions about Jared Kushner’s airbridge'>Project Airbridge, but one thing is clear: it’s failing. @SenBlumenthal  & I are still waiting for answers about how this program works.

In March, Donald Trump bragged about “Project Airbridge,” his mysterious effort to transport medical supplies from Asia. Now, lawmakers are demanding answers about who is benefitting from the project, and Trump is refusing to talk about it.

"There is no greater example of acceleration than airbridge'>Project Airbridge," RADM John Polowczyk writes. "What normally takes up to 37 days in routine shipping was reduced to less than two days using airplanes chartered by FEMA."

Five planes packed with personal protective equipment touched down in the United States this morning as part of airbridge'>Project Airbridge, a massive airlift operation for critical supplies.

Through airbridge'>Project Airbridge, @fema  has marshalled transportation technology across the federal government, U.S. military, and private industry to rush supplies where they are needed most!