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British Airways Sends Vital Oxygen Supplies To India On A Special Flight

By Swarajyamag

British Airways has flown a Boeing 777-200 aircraft loaded with emergency aid to Delhi to support the Indian government as the country continues to battle rising coronavirus cases amid dwindling oxygen supplies.

About 1,349 items of aid were transported on an aircraft specially chartered by British Airways and supported by volunteers from the airline to ensure life-saving supplies reached India urgently.

British Airways, supported by its sister company IAG Cargo, has flown 27 tonnes of medical aid to Delhi, which arrived on Thursday (6 May). The airline commissioned a special project team to organise the flight (BA257F) for the oxygen transportation.

The aircraft was loaded with more than a thousand items from the High Commission of India and charities including Khalsa Aid International, and the largest Hindu Temple outside of India, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in London.

The load includes hundreds of urgent life-saving oxygen cylinders and shipments of oxygen concentrators, respirators and blood oxygen saturation monitors.

British Airways is also donating care packages for families in need.

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