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

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

  • Flights will be made use of to carry up to 770 tonnes of cargo for the NHS together with PPE

  • Cargo shipped in joint energy concerning British Airways, IAG Cargo, the Uk Government and the British Embassy in Beijing

British Airways is escalating the range of cargo-only flights from China to the Uk to 21 a week, up from 13, as need carries on to rise.

From Could, 14 flights every single week will depart from Shanghai, and seven from Beijing carrying cargo in the maintain and, where attainable, in the cabin much too.  These flights will be ready to carry up to 770 tonnes of cargo for the NHS every single week, together with PPE and ventilators.

In April, the airline has presently operated 13 cargo-only flights from China to the Uk carrying NHS supplies. The flights are operated in partnership with the Uk Government and IAG Cargo. The British Embassy in China is doing work with the Section of Overall health to procure health care gear from China and provide it to NHS hospitals all more than the Uk.

Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and Chief Government, stated: “As an airline we are in a one of a kind situation to support in the world reaction to Covid-19, whether it is as a result of carrying Uk people back again dwelling, transporting essential cargo back again to the NHS, or as a result of our colleagues who are supplying their expertise to volunteer. We’re proud to be playing our part, and I’m grateful to anyone who is doing work to make these flights take place in these tricky periods.”

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab stated: “These flights will support us provide important gear to the NHS and for some others who are doing work on the front line.

“Coronavirus is a world problem and we are targeted on doing work with our international associates to quit the unfold of the virus and save lives.”

British Airways will work with its sister enterprise, IAG Cargo to fly supplies about the planet. Given that March, IAG Cargo and airlines inside Worldwide Airways Team (IAG) together with Aer Lingus and Iberia have been instrumental in bringing health care supplies to Europe to support in the struggle in opposition to the impact of the Covid-19.

British Airways began carrying cargo in the cabin of its flights, as well as in the maintain – the to start with time the airline has at any time carried out this.

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