Volga-Dnepr has delivered over 200 tonnes of vital medical equipment, including oxygen-storing containers to various parts of India.

Volga-Dnepr operated three charter flights from China, Ireland, and Germany. The equipment also included concentrators and cryogenic containers and were delivered onboard AN-124-100 and IL-76TD-90VD aircraft.

Ekaterina Andreeva, commercial director of Volga-Dnepr, said that the company worked with its customers Chapman Freeborn, Maersk Special Project Logistics and Air Charter Service India to organise the charter flights in a short time frame.

Yulia Celetaria, global healthcare director at Volga-Dnepr Group, added: “We hope that our efforts and additional medical supplies will help India in meeting the oxygen crisis.”

In a separate project, Volga-Dnepr delivered 144 thermo-containers with the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine.

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) and Atran Airlines – part of the Volga-Dnepr Group delivered the vaccines to Kishinev (Moldova), Mexico City (Mexico), and Hyderabad (India).

The cargo, weighing over 25 tonnes, was organised by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) in partnership with DHL Global Forwarding, with the aim of supporting national vaccination programmes.