Air Canada mobilises Ukraine humanitarian cargo flight
09 / 03 / 2022
By Rebecca Jeffrey
B787-9 Dreamliner. Photo: Air Canada
Air Canada, Airlink, Project C.U.R.E. and GlobalMedic have joined forces to directly help Ukrainian refugees arriving in Poland and those still in Ukraine.
A special humanitarian cargo charter flight, operated by Air Canada using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, will transport medical equipment from Airlink and Project C.U.R.E. including hospital beds, vinyl mattresses and other humanitarian supplies.
GlobalMedic will be sending medical supplies, trauma dressings and wound care supplies destined for a hospital in Lviv, Ukraine.
The flight will depart Toronto Pearson Airport for Warsaw, Poland, on the evening of March 9.
The Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA), which coordinates logistics firms to deliver aid and assistance more effectively, recently released guidance on how to safely dispatch humanitarian cargo into Ukraine.