Cargolux relief flight to Liberia

19 / 09 / 2014

Cargolux has operated a second charter flight to Monrovia, Liberia, providing 71 tonnes of medical supplies aimed at containing the Ebola virus in West Africa.

The shipment, in cooperation with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), consists of nearly 10,000 personal protection equipment kits and three tonnes of chlorine bound for MSF’s Ebola treatment centre in the capital of Liberia.

A number of carriers have stopped flying to Monrovia, but Cargolux says that it “remains committed to providing air transport solutions during such critical times”.

Cargolux chief executive and president Dirk Reich says: “Providing humanitarian airlift is a crucial element in the effective fight against Ebola. It is our responsibility to make sure that the affected countries are not sealed off from vital medical supplies.”