Apr 03, 2019: Orlando-based National Airlines has carried 70 tonnes of relief materials from the Canadian Red Cross Society to the victims affected by cyclone Idai in Mozambique, using a B747-400F.

The freighter flew from Toronto, Canada and Amsterdam, the Netherlands following a request from Air Charter Service to launch an urgent relief supply mission.

National Air Cargo, which is the sister company of National Airlines, ensured aid agencies that the relief materials were swiftly getting to the people and is working on additional relief movements.

Chris Alf, chairman of the National board, said, "National Airlines is and will always be committed to prioritising relief missions ahead of our commercial operations. The Mozambique mission request was received and activated within 24 hours."

The cyclone has struck Mozambique on March 14, killing and displacing thousands of people and causing widespread damage.

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