Dubai’s Emirates set up India humanitarian airbridge to transport urgent COVID19 relief items
Dubai’s Emirates has set up a humanitarian airbridge between Dubai and India. This is to transport urgent medical and relief items in support of India‘s COVID-19 crisis situation.
The airlines offer cargo capacity free of charge on all of its flights to nine cities in India. This will benefit international NGOs deliver relief supplies rapidly to where it is needed.
“India and Emirates are deeply connected, since our first flights to India in 1985. We stand with the Indian people and will do all we can to help India get back on its feet. Emirates has a lot of experience in humanitarian relief efforts, and with 95 weekly flights to 9 destinations in India, we will be offering regular and reliable wide-body capacity for relief materials. The International Humanitarian City in Dubai is the largest crisis relief hub in the world and we will work closely with them to facilitate the movement of urgent medical supplies,” said H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman and Chief Executive.
The first shipment sent as part of the Emirates India humanitarian airbridge is a consignment of over 12 tons of multi-purpose tents from the World Health Organization (WHO), destined for Delhi, and coordinated by the IHC in Dubai.