A convoy of five aircraft made up of two Boeing 747F and three Boeing 777F carrying approximately 300 tonnes of medical supplies free-of-charge to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Five Qatar Airways Cargo freighters departed to China today carrying approximately 300 tonnes of medical supplies donated by the airline to support Cornavirus relief efforts.
The five flights departed one after the other bound for Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou as part of Qatar Airways’ voluntary offer of free air cargo transportation for medical relief aid organised by Chinese Embassies and Consulates worldwide to fight the coronavirus emergency.
Five #QatarAirways Cargo freighters departed to China today carrying approximately 300 tonnes of medical supplies donated by the airline to support #Cornavirus relief efforts.#ChinaQatarTogether pic.twitter.com/P2JmFEo3QF
— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) February 21, 2020
Today’s convoy follows an earlier batch of critical medical relief aid transported by Qatar Airways Cargo to Shanghai on 2 February 2020.
The shipment included 100,000 medical-grade N95 respiratory masks and 2,700 medical-grade disposable latex gloves, providing essential protection to healthcare professionals working around the clock at hospitals in Hubei Province, the epicentre of the virus. The airline is planning to transport additional donations in the coming weeks.