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AirBridgeCargo Airlines completes a series of charter flights with packaging machines for COVID-19 associated items

Sep 08, 2021

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of Volga-Dnepr Group and one of the leaders in air transportations for the healthcare sector, has accomplished five Boeing 747F charter flights with packaging machines for COVID-19 associated materials from Frankfurt (Germany) to Atlanta (USA).

Over 200 tons of machinery was delivered under the National Healthcare Association project in cooperation with Geis Air + Sea GmbH to support local production facilities with efficient and viable packaging solutions.

Yulia Celetaria, Global Healthcare Director of Volga-Dnepr Group, highlights: ‘This summer season differs from the previous ones as there has not been a single hint of the slow season, at least in the healthcare sector. Within two months we were able to support our customer, Radiant in Atlanta, with dedicated charter solutions to ramp up production of antiviral materials in the USA. The success of our joint battle against COVID-19 spread lies not only in the scale of vaccine production facilities but also in the well-timed logistics of the so-called peripheral cargo – packaging, vials, injection syringe, PPE for medical personal and other associated items. This is all part of the life-saving logistics we are committed to within Volga-Dnepr Group’.

For the first six months of 2021 AirBridgeCargo has seen the demand for both temperature and non-temperature pharmaceutical products, with an almost equal volume of cargo for both categories. The carrier has been also active in the vaccine air freight sector and accounts for over 60% of the total volume of vaccines carries across the globe.

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