ACS flies 500 tonnes of Cyclone Idai aid

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Air Charter Service has chartered aircraft to transport 500 tonnes of humanitarian aid, as well as doctors to Mozambique following Cyclone Idai.

The cyclone swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe in March, leaving at least 700 people dead and three million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

Since then, Air Charter Service has worked tirelessly in conjunction with various aid agencies and governments, flying cargo including cholera vaccines, water treatments, mosquito nets and tarpaulins.

Dan Morgan-Evans, group director of cargo at Air Charter Service says: “We even had one flight that was transporting an entire field hospital to the region, including X-ray machines and 4×4 vehicles. In total so far we have chartered aircraft for just over 480 tons of equipment, on a variety of aircraft, ranging from Antonov 12s and Ilyushin 76s, to Boeing 747-400s and Boeing 777s, with more to come in the next few days.”

The offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa were all involved in the effort, and also had a Boeing 737 transporting 80 doctors to Beira, Mozambique.