Special plane carrying vital Covid-19 equipment from China touches down at Shannon Airport

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Special plane carrying vital Covid-19 equipment from China touches down at Shannon Airport

The plane carrying the equipment touched down at Shannon Airport this Thursday

A QATAR Airways plane carrying vital medical equipment from China has landed at Shannon Airport. 

Among the medical equipment on board were ICU ventilators and hospital beds for distribution to hospitals around Ireland in the fight against Covid-19.

The Boeing 777 cargo plane touched down at Shannon Airport at 4.25pm on Thursday. 

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.”

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 March 30 to support the global supply chain, which includes the transportation of urgent medical relief aid essential to the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.