A Humanitarian Flight of Air Canada Flies Through Poland to Provide Aid to Ukraine

On Wednesday, Air Canada flew a Dreamliner to Warsaw with emergency medical supplies and equipment bound for Lviv, Ukraine.

Highlights

  • Tons of much-needed equipment, such as medical beds, plastic mattresses, and other humanitarian goods, were onboard.
  • Within hours of landing, the medical supplies on board were transported by road to a hospital in Lviv, Ukraine.
  • Several NGOs and logistical companies sprung into action to make this trip a reality. Project C.U.R.E.'s warehouse in Illinois was the starting point for the supplies and equipment.

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Medical equipment and supplies from Canadian NGOs were successfully transferred to Ukraine conflict victims through Warsaw, Poland, on a special Air Canada Boeing 787-9 humanitarian cargo charter trip. Tons of much-needed equipment, such as medical beds, plastic mattresses, and other humanitarian goods, were onboard.

The Dreamliner departed Toronto's Pearson International Airport (YYZ) bound for Warsaw's Chopin Airport (WAW) on Wednesday evening. With a flying time of around eight hours and accounting for time zone differences, the plane touched down before lunchtime the following day. Within hours of landing, the medical supplies on board were transported by road to a hospital in Lviv, Ukraine.

"Our hearts go out to the Ukrainian people in need; we've all witnessed the situation they're going through. Our aid partners informed us of the essential need for much-needed medical and humanitarian goods, and our worldwide partner Airlink contacted us to offer assistance in transporting these crucial products as swiftly as possible, "Air Canada's Vice President of Cargo, Jason Berry, stated.

"Both Airlink and GlobalMedic have the infrastructure and staff on the ground to ensure that the cargo reaches their destinations as soon as our flight arrives. We are pleased with our personnel for stepping up to assist with the difficult logistics, handling, and operation of this particular trip in such a short period of time."

It wasn't merely a Project C.U.R.E/Air Canada collaboration that got the medical supplies and equipment to Lviv. Several NGOs and logistical companies sprung into action to make this trip a reality. Project C.U.R.E.'s warehouse in Illinois was the starting point for the supplies and equipment. Flexport stepped in to tender the gear to an Air Canada flight at Chicago O'Hare Airport.

Datchanapriya is a journalism and mass communication student from Chennai. Has always been passionate about writing and connecting with people.

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