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Supplies from China land at Shannon

April 3, 2020

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A Qatar Airways Boeing 777 cargo plane carrying vital medical equipment from China has landed at Shannon Airport. Included in the medical equipment on board were ICU ventilators and hospital beds for distribution to hospitals around Ireland in the fight against COVID-19. Qatar Airways is one of the world’s largest cargo operators and has an extensive network of more than 160 destinations using both freighters and passenger flights. The airline resumed flights to China on 30th March to support the global supply chain. Commenting on the flight, Mary Considine, CEO Shannon Group, which operates Shannon Airport said: “We were 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.”

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