Antonov Airlines has transported medical supplies at short notice from Germany to Namibia on an AN-225 Mriya.
The mission was executed under the ‘Strategic Airlift International Solution’ (SALIS) programme.
The AN-225, which recently returned to commercial operations, took off from its home base at Kyiv-Antonov, Ukraine and flew to Leipzig-Halle airport in Germany to load the cargo destined for Windhoek, Namibia. One refuelling and rest stop was made in Accra, Ghana.
The AN-225 Mriya, which can transport up to 250 tonnes, complements Antonov Airlines’ fleet of seven AN-124-100s, two with a capacity of up to 150 tonnes.
The medical and humanitarian cargo was provided by German Military Medical Command and included medicines and personal protective equipment. It was transported on behalf of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defence at the request of the Namibian Government.
The pictures below illustrate the journey taken by the AN-225 Mriya.