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Qatar Airways to ship essential medical supplies to India free of charge

Qatar Airways on Thursday announced free of charge shipping of medical aid and equipment to India from global suppliers.

“The airline intends to transport 300 tonnes of aid from across its global network to Doha where it will be flown in a three-flight cargo aircraft convoy directly to destinations in India on May 03, 2021 as part of the WeQare initiative,” Qatar Airways said in a statement.

The cargo shipment will include PPE equipment, oxygen canisters and other essential medical items, and consists of donations by individuals and companies around the world in addition to existing cargo orders.

“The State of Qatar has a long and special relationship with India, and we have watched with great sorrow as COVID-19 has once again caused a significant challenge to the country. As one of the world air cargo leaders, with an extensive international network, we stand ready to provide humanitarian support by transporting these much-needed supplies, and help the country fight back against this appalling virus,” said Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive, Qatar Airways Group.

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