ANTONOV Airlines Steps Up to Support Saipan
Following the devastation left behind from super typhoon Yutu in the Saipan region, Ukrainian-based ANTONOV Airlines teamed up with Air Partner Plc to provide reconstruction support by transporting supplies, relief goods, and humanitarian aid through 23 flights carried out in less than a month.
“Both of these projects in the Western Pacific proved significantly challenging given the sheer volume of goods, totaling 1,500 tonnes, and very short time frame in which to deliver, coupled with the fact that both destinations were in remote locations,” said Ruslan Bykovets, Head of Commercial Department, ANTONOV Airlines.
“We mobilized our AN-225 for the Guam operation and our AN-124-100 for the Saipan mission, working very closely with all parties involved to ensure that the cargo was delivered successfully and that the much-needed relief reached the affected populations.
Thanks to the open-skies agreement between Ukraine and the US, preparations for support and aid were in the works before the typhoon hit land.
“These two projects demonstrated the fast reactions and flexibility of the company and the reliability of our aircraft in emergency situations, to handle the speedy transport of large quantities of cargo to difficult-to-reach locations.”
Source: Meantime Communications