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PPE to UK: British Airways Adds Extra Flights a Week from China

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  • 21 British Airways flights a 7 days from China to London now functioning, up from 13 this time very last 7 days

  • Flights will be utilized to have up to 770 tonnes of cargo for the NHS which includes PPE

  • Cargo shipped in joint work in between British Airways, IAG Cargo, the Uk Governing administration and the British Embassy in Beijing

British Airways is expanding the variety of cargo-only flights from China to the Uk to 21 a 7 days, up from 13, as demand from customers carries on to rise.

From May well, 14 flights every 7 days will depart from Shanghai, and 7 from Beijing carrying cargo in the maintain and, in which doable, in the cabin too.  These flights will be in a position to have up to 770 tonnes of cargo for the NHS every 7 days, which includes PPE and ventilators.

In April, the airline has already operated 13 cargo-only flights from China to the Uk carrying NHS materials. The flights are operated in partnership with the Uk Governing administration and IAG Cargo. The British Embassy in China is functioning with the Office of Well being to procure professional medical machines from China and deliver it to NHS hospitals all over the Uk.

Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and Chief Government, explained: “As an airline we are in a exclusive posture to assistance in the worldwide response to Covid-19, no matter if it is via carrying Uk residents again dwelling, transporting crucial cargo again to the NHS, or via our colleagues who are supplying their skills to volunteer. We’re happy to be actively playing our element, and I’m grateful to every person who is functioning to make these flights transpire in these hard situations.”

International Secretary Dominic Raab explained: “These flights will assistance us deliver crucial machines to the NHS and for some others who are functioning on the entrance line.

“Coronavirus is a worldwide obstacle and we are concentrated on functioning with our worldwide partners to halt the distribute of the virus and save life.”

British Airways performs with its sister organization, IAG Cargo to fly materials all around the environment. Since March, IAG Cargo and airlines inside Intercontinental Airways Team (IAG) which includes Aer Lingus and Iberia have been instrumental in bringing professional medical materials to Europe to assistance in the battle against the effects of the Covid-19.

British Airways began carrying cargo in the cabin of its flights, as perfectly as in the maintain – the 1st time the airline has ever done this.

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