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Virgin flies vital supplies to India

[ May 4, 2021   //   ]

Virgin Atlantic has partnered with Khalsa Aid to deliver over 200 boxes of oxygen concentrators to Delhi to help India deal with an upsurge in the number of coronavirus cases. The equipment was flown on flight VS300 at 20:15 on Saturday 30 April from London Heathrow

The airline has subsequently offered support to the Indian Government on its flights to India next week, opening up space to carry further oxygen concentrators. An oxygen concentrator is a device that concentrates the oxygen from a gas supply by selectively removing nitrogen to supply an oxygen-enriched product gas stream.

Virgin Atlantic training captain Chris Hall (pictured, left) has coordinated an internal campaign to raise funds to obtain further oxygen concentrators, with colleagues and friends of the airline  so far raising over £13,000 in three days. To donate go to: The Virgin Atlantic Foundation has also committed to a donation to Save The Children’s Emergency Fund for the current Covid-19 crisis in India.