Volga-Dnepr has delivered 45 tons of humanitarian cargo on behalf of the Norwegian Red Cross to help earthquake victims in Nepal.
A Rapid Deployment Emergency Hospital with surgical capacity and 60 beds was transported from Oslo, Norway, to Kathmandu over two flights in the first week of May using Volga-Dnepr’s IL-76TD-90VD freighter aircraft.
Volga-Dnepr expects to operate further relief flights to Nepal, which suffered a devastating earthquake at the end of April. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake has impacted more than 8,000,000 people in Nepal and adjoining countries in Bangladesh, China and India.
Over the last 25 years, Volga-Dnepr has performed more than 1,000 humanitarian flights onboard its AN-124-100 and IL-76TD-90VD fleet. Volga-Dnepr Airlines has been called upon to provide a fast response for the delivery of humanitarian cargo for major disasters all over the world, including help for tsunami victims in the Southeast Asia (2004) and those affected by Hurricane Katrina in the USA (2005), the eruption of the Chaiten Volcano in Chile (2008), earthquakes in Haiti (2010) and Turkey (2011), typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (2013), and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa (2014).