Against the pandemic and for plane spotters
In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, Volga-Dnepr Airlines has recently delivered oversized urgent medical supplies to two remote Dutch Caribbean islands. The call to action was spurred by the needs of the Dutch ministry of health, culture and sport to assist with the supply of medical infrastructure to the overseas territories.
Flown on behalf of mobile hospital manufacturer Hospitainer, the programme of four charter flights utilized two IL76-TD-90VD aircraft departing over a period of one week. Loading from Maastricht, the flights landed at the world-renowned St Maarten airport (SXM).
The Russian carrier delivered 2 x 40ft medical ICU units, which were received by the St Maarten medical centre, and 6 x 20ft medical ICU units which were on-carried by local barge to the smaller St Eustatius. (ah)