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Airfreight rallies to Africa’s aid

[ April 5, 2019   //   ]

Air Charter Service has chartered aircraft over the past fortnight to fly almost 500 tons of humanitarian aid into disaster-struck Mozambique.
Just a couple of weeks ago, Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. ACS has worked tirelessly since then in conjunction with aid agencies and governments, flying in a variety of cargo, including cholera vaccines, water treatments, mosquito nets and tarpaulins.
ACS group director of cargo Dan Morgan-Evans (pictured, bleow) said that one flight that transported an entire field hospital to the region, including X-ray machines and 4×4 vehicles.

He added: “ In total so far we have chartered aircraft for just over 480 tons of equipment, on a variety of aircraft, ranging from Antonov 12s and Ilyushin 76s, to Boeing 747-400s and Boeing 777s, with more to come in the next few days.”
“Our offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa have all been involved in the relief effort. As well as the huge amount of cargo, we also had a Boeing 737 transporting 80 doctors to Beira in Mozambique over the weekend.”