Apr 06, 2019: Air Charter Service (ACS) has chartered aircraft to fly a total of 480 tonnes of humanitarian aid, as well as a Boeing 737 to transport 80 doctors to Beira, Mozambique following Cyclone Idai, over the past couple of weeks.

Cyclone Idai, which swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, has left at least 700 people dead and three million people in need of humanitarian assistance. ACS has worked in conjunction with various aid agencies and governments, flying in a variety of cargo, including cholera vaccines, water treatments, mosquito nets and tarpaulins.

Dan Morgan-Evans, group director of cargo at ACS, said: “We even had one flight that was transporting an entire field hospital to the region, including x-ray machines and 4x4 vehicles. In total so far we have chartered aircraft for just over 480 tonnes of equipment, on a variety of aircraft, ranging from Antonov 12s and Ilyushin 76s, to Boeing 747-400s and Boeing 777s, with more to come in the next few days.”

ACS offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa have all been involved in the relief effort.

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