Norwegian Red Cross praises Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ relief operation to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan

By: | at 02:14 PM | Air Cargo  

The Norwegian Red Cross has thanked Volga-Dnepr Airlines for its role in expediting humanitarian aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

The charity called on Volga-Dnepr to operate a relief flight on November 20, carrying 31 tons of much-needed aid. The airline’s IL-76TD-90VD freighter aircraft delivered the cargo to Davao, a city in Mindanao in the Philippines and the third most populous metropolitan area in the country, to help victims of the natural disaster.

This was the latest in a series of flights operated by Volga-Dnepr Airlines, which also carried aid shipments from Singapore, Denmark and Sweden to Lapu Lapu. A further series of flights delivered more than 80 tons of relief cargo from Canada to the disaster area.

Breno Horsth of the Norwegian Red Cross said: “We are indeed happy with how everything went. Loading in Oslo was accomplished in a very professional way with the Volga-Dnepr team working alongside the Norwegian military to coordinate the operation. The airline’s experts have a huge experience of dealing with the different types of cargo and they are always helpful and well-coordinated. We are really glad to cooperate with Volga-Dnepr Airlines.”