Antonov Airlines has transported medical cargo from Germany to Namibia onboard the AN-225 Mriya aircraft to assist the fight against Covid-19.

The AN-225 took off from its home base at Kiev in Ukraine and flew to Leipzig-Halle in Germany. There, the medical cargo was loaded and transported to Windhoek, Namibia with one refuelling and rest stop in Accra, Ghana.

The cargoes, provided by German Military Medical Command, comprised a mixture of masks, anti-viral gowns, medicines, and other personal protective equipment (PPE), transported on behalf of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Defence at the request of the Namibian government.

The delivery was carried out under NATO’s Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS) programme.