Cathay Pacific Cargo is flying critical supplies to Nepal in response to a medical situation and is prepared to do more.
While passenger flights between Hong Kong and Nepal have been stopped, the airline has continued to operate cargo-only passenger (COP) flights to Nepal. To assist people, Cathay Pacific Cargo provided humanitarian aid on 15 July 2021 through Hong Kong on the flight CX2603 from Incheon to Kathmandu. The overall weight of the cargo exceeded 11,000 kg and contained essential medical supplies in addition to 500,000 Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) kits.
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“The ongoing outbreak has had a devastating impact on Nepalese people. As an airline with a presence in the nation for over a decade, we understand the plight of the Nepalese people and are prepared to help them during these hard time.” Junu Maleku, Head of Sales and Country Lead for Cathay Pacific Airways in Nepal, said.
“We recognize the essential nature of delivering vital medical supplies and appreciate USAID’s selection of us as their chosen partner to transport these critical humanitarian goods. We have been able to deliver critical medical supplies. We will continue to do so in the coming months due to our vast global network and our rapid ability to deploy ad-hoc charters and Cargo-only-Passenger flights.”
Cathay Pacific Cargo is prepared to provide humanitarian cargo and relief supplies wherever and whenever they are needed via the operation of cargo-only passenger flights and ad-hoc charters.