Rising up to the challenge of the Covid pandemic

In continuation of our solemn commitment to rise up to every challenge for the nation, we have recently flown in 2,500 oxygen concentrators weighing 70 tonnes, from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Delhi. During these times of unprecedented crisis, with the second wave of the pandemic wreaking havoc like never before, this initiative will help save several thousand precious lives.

On 17th May, an AN-124-100 cargo aircraft of our principal logistics partner Antonov Airlines of Ukraine flew in with this life- saving cargo. For further delivery across the nation, there is a tie up with Delhivery – India’s largest tech-enabled supply chain services provider. The Russian built AN-124-100 is a large robust aircraft with a 150-tonne payload capacity and rapid loading & unloading capability.

The journey from Tel Aviv included a technical stop in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for refuelling. Andriy Blagovisniy, commercial director, Antonov Airlines, said, “Antonov Airlines is well prepared when it comes to transporting urgent medical equipment within a short time frame thanks to our many years of working on humanitarian aid programmes and disaster relief projects.”

Speaking on the occasion, our Managing Director Ajith Pai averred - “Flywell, through its offices in India, the UAE, the Netherlands, and Romania, has provided the airlift of essential items such as oxygen concentrators and cryogenic containers to transport oxygen between cities in India.”

Ajith Pai, chief operating officer, Delhivery, said, “During these unprecedented times, Delhivery is extending its full suite of logistical services to bring in emergency and essential medical loads to support the critical situation on the ground in India.