RUSSIA's Volga-Dnepr Airlines has organised a delivery of critical aid relief cargo to Guam to help victims of Typhoon Mangkhut, reports Bloomberg News.
Within nine hours, Volga-Dnepr had positioned one of its An-124-100 freighters at the airport of departure, ready to load a shipment of 64 tons of food supplies and bottled water, thus maintaining focus on its global humanitarian missions and quick response capabilities.
The expedited loading process was completed in just three hours, ensuring the giant transport aircraft was ready to depart to Guam as soon as the storm had passed the island.
Since the 1990s, the airline has been responding to humanitarian and relief calls all over the world.
It has performed almost 1,200 flights and delivered more than 75,000 tons of cargo, from heavy machinery and helicopters for rescue operations to mobile hospitals, large volumes of water purification equipment, tents, and temperature-sensitive goods such as food supplies and pharmaceuticals.