Three Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777 freighters departed to India today, carrying approximately 300 tonnes of medical supplies from around the world to support COVID-19 relief efforts.
The three flights departed one after the other bound for Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi as part of Qatar Airways Cargo’s WeQare initiative.
“We hope these and further shipments in the weeks to come will help ease the burden on local medical workers and provide relief to the impacted communities in India,” observed Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways Group.
Recent cargo shipment included PPE equipment, oxygen canisters and other essential medical items, and consists of donations by individuals and companies around the world in addition to existing cargo orders.
Qatar Airways is the first global airline and one of only six carriers in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star Covid-19 Airline Safety Rating by international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax.