IAG Cargo airlifts 27 tonnes of urgent medical equipment to Delhi on emergency flight

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IAG Cargo and its sister company British Airways is flying 27 tonnes of urgent medical equipment to Delhi later this evening, (5th May 2021).

The two companies will be loaded with emergency aid to Delhi to support the country as it fights the Covid-19 pandemic.

A project team was formed to organise the flight, which is due to leave London Heathrow on Wednesday May 5th at 5pm (BA257F), landing in Delhi at 5.45am (local time) on Thursday May 6th loaded with more than a thousand items of medical aid.

The cargo includes hundreds of urgent oxygen cylinders, and shipments of oxygen concentrators, respirators, and blood oxygen saturation monitors. British Airways is also donating care packages for families in need.

John Cheetham, Chief Commercial Officer at IAG Cargo said: “We have all seen the terrible scenes in India of the deepening humanitarian crisis that has impacted the lives of many of our people and our customers. Thank you to the team at IAG Cargo, British Airways and all the charities involved in this project – without their support this special mission providing essential relief to communities in India would not have been possible.”

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