Flown by Antonov Airlines, 70 tonnes of oxygen concentrators arrive in India from Israel

Antonov Airlines enlisted AN-124-100 has safely transported 70 tonnes of oxygen concentrators from Israeli capital Tel Aviv to New Delhi for its Indian general sales agent (GSA) Flywell Aviation and supply chain service provider Delhivery.

The shipment of 2,500 oxygen concentrators were loaded on board in one of Antonov Airline’s seven AN-124-100 aircraft with a payload of up to 150 tonnes. The journey included a technical stop in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for refueling before arriving in New Delhi on the night of May 16.

“Antonov Airlines is well prepared when it comes to transporting urgent medical equipment within a short time frame thanks to our many years of working on humanitarian aid programmes and disaster relief projects,” said Andriy Blagovisniy, Commercial Director, Antonov Airlines.

“Our AN-124-100 aircraft provided rapid loading and unloading of this urgent cargo with its ramp access and large cargo capacity.”

“This flight was successfully completed during unprecedented times working with Antonov Airlines,” said Anil Bal, Managing Director, Flywell Aviation. “Flywell, through its offices in India, the UAE, the Netherlands, and Romania, provides the airlift of essential items such as oxygen concentrators and cryogenic containers to transport oxygen between cities in India.”

Ajith Pai, Chief Operating Officer at Delhivery said, “We have received the first lot of 2500 oxygen concentrators from Israel; our efforts are well supported by Antonov Airlines and the Ministry of External Affairs for delivery to administrators, hospitals, and charities around the country in the coming weeks. During these unprecedented times, Delhivery is extending its full suite of logistical services to bring in emergency and essential medical loads to support the critical situation on the ground in India. ”

Ukraine-headquartered Antonov Airlines cargo airline operates seven AN-124-100 ‘Ruslan’ aircraft with payloads up to 150 tonnes, a 60-tonne payload AN-22, the unique 250-tonne payload AN-225 ‘Mriya’, which is the largest aircraft in the world, and smaller AN-74 and AN-26 aircraft.

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