Volga-Dnepr transports aid to support Haiti earthquake victims

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Volga-Dnepr has transported essential cargo to Port-au-Prince in Haiti to support aid efforts since the earthquake that hit the island two weeks ago.

To help those affected by the earthquake, the Group organised two special charter flights using its An-124-100 and Il-76TD-90VD aircraft.

Cargo delivered to Haiti included tents, water purifiers, mobile kitchens and general cargo.

Pauli Immonen, deputy director of healthcare and humanitarian at Volga-Dnepr Group, commented: “Thanks to aligned and long-standing relations with freight forwarders, brokers, non-government organisations (NGOs), humanitarian agencies, airport authorities and other stakeholders we guarantee a fast and seamless response and organize life-saving air transport to almost any region or country of the world.”  

The magnitude 7.2 earthquake, which struck Haiti on August 14, has killed hundreds of people.

Last month, Chapman Freeborn Australia partnered with Volga-Dnepr Group to charter an Antonov AN-124 aircraft, carrying  four helicopters to Athens, to support Greece’s fight against wildfires.

The flight marked the first time that four Bell 214B helicopters had ever been transported on a Volga-Dnepr AN-124 in a single operation.

Chapman Freeborn said it cooperated with freighter operator Volga-Dnepr Airlines, helicopter firm McDermott Aviation, airport teams, handling agents, freight forwarders, and government authorities to “seamlessly” complete the project in a timely manner.

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