Volga-Dnepr Airlines is continuing to airlift relief aid into the flood stricken regions of Pakistan with two more flights on behalf of the Japanese Ground Defense Force. ’ The latest AN-124-100 freighter operations carried 84 tonnes of equipment, including a helicopter, power supply vehicle, towing bar, towing car, spare parts and other supplies. Both flights operated from Sendai in Japan to Lahore in Pakistan. ’ To date, Volga-Dnepr has undertaken eight flights to Pakistan, carrying relief supplies from various international government organisations. In total, it has delivered 550 tonnes of aid, including two helicopters from Russia. Other Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ AN-124-100 services have operated from Germany, Turkey, the UK and Italy with general relief goods. Volga-Dnepr has also completed an IL-76 freighter flight from Oslo to Pakistan. ’ Further flights to Pakistan are scheduled to take place in the coming weeks. The devastating floods in Pakistan have already claimed more than 1,600 lives and affected some 17 million of Pakistan’s 166 million people population. Over one million homes have been destroyed in the disaster, which began in the mountainous northwest some four weeks ago with the onset of monsoon rains. The flood has since moved slowly down the country towards the southern coast.
Japanese Ground Defense Force uses Volga-Dnepr to airlift relief supplies into Pakistan
By: AJOT | Sep 26 2010 at 08:00 PM | Channel(s): Air Cargo