ACS arranges hundreds of flights ex China
In the battle against the coronavirus pandemic Air Charter Service says that its offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong have helped to arrange the hundreds of flights the company has booked to carry more than 20,000 t of PPE around the world to over 60 different countries, using all types of aircraft including the AN-225 (photo).
Due to passenger aircraft not flying on their usual routes, ACS has been able to source carriers willing to fill them up with cargo packed securely onto the seats and in the belly hold space.
Justin Lancaster, group commercial director: "We have been booking aircraft carrying protective equipment around the world since the first week of February, initially flying into China and other parts of Asia but, due the spread of the virus, we have now flown aid to all parts of the globe." (ah)