Volga-Dnepr Group has delivered more than 110 tons of essential cargo to Porte-au-Prince following the recent earthquake in Haiti.
Two charter flights were organised, using an An-124-100 and Il-76TD-90VD, to deliver relief cargo which included tents, water purifiers, mobile kitchens and general cargo.
“In times of emergency, there is no time to waste – this is the rule of thumb we follow when we get humanitarian requests,” said Volga-Dnepr Group’s deputy director healthcare and humanitarian Pauli Immonen.
“Thanks to aligned and long-standing relations with freight forwarders, brokers, NGOs, humanitarian agencies, airport authorities and other stakeholders we guarantee a fast and seamless response and organise life-saving air transport to almost any region or country of the world.”
The two flights, from Madrid and Liege airports, had cargo from several United Nations agencies, national and international Red Crosses and many international non-governmental organisations.
Volga-Dnepr Group said it is continuing to work with the partners to transport other essential cargo to Haiti and that it plans on operating more flights to the region.