Air bridge between Shenzhen and Vatry completed
Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Geodis recently completed a large charter programme to deliver urgent supplies of facemasks and PPE to France, operating a series of 48 x AN-124 flights within a 90-day period between April and June 2020.
The French ministry of solidarity and health contracted Geodis to perform the vital deliveries of medical equipment as part of the Government’s "French air bridge", ensuring that France received necessary PPE supplies to fight the Covid-19 outbreak.
Volga-Dnepr Airlines was chosen by the freight forwarder to support a reliable and efficient air-bridge linking Shenzhen (photo) and Paris-Vatry utilising a fleet of twelve AN-124 freighters. The first AN-124 flight landed in Vatry on the 30 March, with the last flight touching down 3 months and 3,000 tons later. (ah)