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Blue Dart freighters fly to China to bring vital medical supplies

April 26, 2020: Blue Dart Express recently operated its Boeing 757-200 freighter cross border on the Kolkata – Guangzhou, China – Guwahati - Kolkata route to bring critical PPE and Covid-19 related medical supplies.

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Earlier this month, Blue Dart freighters flew on Kolkata %u2013 Dhaka %u2013 Kolkata route frequently and are scheduled to fly on Delhi %u2013 Guangzhou, China %u2013 Delhi and Kolkata %u2013 Guangzhou, China %u2013 Kolkata routes through the month of April 2020.

April 26, 2020: Blue Dart Express recently operated its Boeing 757-200 freighter cross border on the Kolkata – Guangzhou, China – Guwahati - Kolkata route to bring critical PPE and Covid-19 related medical supplies.

Blue Dart freighters with a carrying capacity of 34 tons are flying on international routes to ensure continuity of essential supply chain in India. Earlier this month, Blue Dart freighters flew on Kolkata – Dhaka – Kolkata route frequently and are scheduled to fly on Delhi – Guangzhou, China – Delhi and Kolkata – Guangzhou, China – Kolkata routes through the month of April 2020.

Blue Dart has been flying its 6 Boeing 757- 200 freighters across major metropolitan cities in India to ensure uninterrupted supply chain continuity of essential shipments like - medical equipment (ventilators & PPE), testing kits, reagents, enzymes, respirators, surgical masks and gloves among other medical and pharmaceutical supplies.

Ketan Kulkarni CMO & head – business development, Blue Dart said, “There are several components and ingredients that are coming from different places, whether it’s a drug, medical equipment or PPE. To ensure continuity of the global supply chain and help our nation and companies to adapt their operations during this critical health crisis, Blue Dart is flying Boeing 757-200 freighters round-the-clock to carry medical and other vital supplies in these difficult times and is firmly committed and honoured to be a part of the Government’s ‘Lifeline Udan’ initiative. Since the lockdown began, we have operated numerous cargo flights transporting more than thousands of tons of medical supplies, medicines, medical devices and other essential items for various state governments, medical and pharma companies.”

He further added, “At Blue Dart, we are working on a 2-pronged strategy to prepare the logistics infrastructure for being future-ready and ensure both lines operate smoothly – essential supplies to fight COVID-19 and all other non-essential supplies in the pipeline post the lockdown exit.”

In addition to this, Blue Dart is providing support with daily shipments across India for requisitioned items by State Governments, Municipalities, Hospitals and Research Centres during this challenging period. Some of these include special food for paralytic children; medicines for senior citizens residing in another town sent by their children; important and confidential papers for legal agreements; masks for cancer affected children as well as healthcare staff; temperature-controlled medicines that need to be maintained at a specific temperature in order to maintain their efficacy among others.

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