The second wave of Coronavirus has hit India with a major health crisis. Hence UAE being a very old friend of India has come forward to help her. Emirates Airlines have come up with the idea of an airbridge that will transport COVID-19 relief supplies from Dubai to India. Weekly about 95 flights will take off and land in 9 cities, completely free of cost.
According to the Emirates official release, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman and Chief Executive, said, “India and Emirates are deeply connected, since our first flights to India in 1985. We stand with the Indian people and will do all we can to help India get back on its feet. Emirates has a lot of experience in humanitarian relief efforts, and with 95 weekly flights to 9 destinations in India, we will be offering regular and reliable widebody capacity for relief materials. The International Humanitarian City in Dubai is the largest crisis relief hub in the world and we will work closely with them to facilitate the movement of urgent medical supplies.”
Emirates and the UAE stand with India. We are launching a humanitarian airbridge and will offer cargo capacity free of charge to NGOs, to ship urgent medical and relief items on all our flights from Dubai to nine cities in India. https://t.co/KK5h2gVJVm #StayStrongIndia pic.twitter.com/CMRoBRcSXK
— Emirates (@emirates) May 9, 2021
In a video shared by Emirates Airline on Twitter, Nabil Sultan, DSVP, Emirates SkyCargo, stated, “Emirates and the UAE stand with India. We have set up a humanitarian airbridge between Dubai and India to transport urgent medical and relief items, to support India in its fight against the serious COVID-19 situation in the country. We will offer cargo capacity free of charge to NGOs, to ship relief items on all our flights from Dubai to nine Indian cities.”