A Qatar Airways Boeing 777 cargo plane carrying vital medical equipment from China landed at Shannon Airport on Thursday evening.
Touching down at 4:25pm, the plan had medical equipment such ICU ventilators and hospital beds for distribution to hospitals all over Ireland in preparation for the COVID-19 surge.
One of the largest cargo operators in the world, Qatar Airways resumed flights to China on March 30th to support the global supply chain which includes the transportation of urgent medical relief aid essential to the global fight against the current health pandemic.
“We are delighted to facilitate the arrival of this much welcomed consignment of medical supplies. As an essential service our airport remains open to facilitate cargo and repatriation flights at this unprecedented time,” CEO of Shannon Group, Mary Considine commented.