Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) handled the 100th COVID-19 relief flight in 29 days today. The airport has emerged as a hub for handling and distribution of relief material. The airport has handled around 1,750 MT relief material that arrived from over 36 countries. It has also set up a dedicated logistic facility- JEEVODAY warehouse – for interim storage and distribution of COVID-19 relief materials.
Between April 27 and May 25, Delhi Airport handled 1,750 Metric Tonnes of relief material that arrived from several countries such as the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Russia, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Australia, Czech Republic, Romania, Singapore, Mauritius, Hong Kong, Japan, Uzbekistan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Oman, Doha, Kazakhstan, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Taiwan, Kuwait and UAE (Dubai).
The Airport successfully handled some of the largest military and commercial aircrafts, which include Antonov-124, C-130 Globemasters, C-5, C-17, and IL-76 among other freighters. These planes brought in consignments of various relief material such as Oxygen generating plants, Oxygen Generators, Oxygen Concentrators, Oxygen Cylinder, Oxygen therapy, Masks, Ventilators, Remdesivir injections, Patient beds, and medicines like Veklury/Toclizumab etc. Last year, during the two- month long lockdown when the airport was closed for commercial operations, Delhi Airport’s cargo facility was operational, successfully handling distribution of relief materials.