COVID-19 Pandemic is still spreading globally and quickly, threatening to global lives and economy. God bless us. May this Pandemic can be over soon by the grace of God during this special period. Most airlines stopped flying due to lockdown policies in different countries. We at Hisiang, member of The Heavy Lift Group for China, were fighting to support our overseas partners and clients to look for best possibilities. When we heard that our client 3M/China was facing big urgent orders of 2300CBM ex China to USA, We together with Volga Dnepr airline to offer 4 full AN-124 charter flights ex China to Baltimore.
23 APRIL,2020 FLIGHT VDA3342 FLYING WITH 381 PALLETS/580CBM MASKS
29 APRIL,2020 FLIGHT VDA3344 FLYING WITH 377 PALLETS/575CBM MASKS
03RD MAY,2020 FLIGHT VDA3394 FLYING WITH 382 PALLETS/565CBM MASKS
17TH MAY,2020 FLIGHT VDA3396 FLYING WITH 379 PALLETS/ 545CBM MASKS
During these deliveries, We were facing tough challenges like limited ground handling facilities in PVG airport where more than 300 freighters on daily basis; Short customs window time for deliveries; Customs regulation changed frequently; Heavy rain to fight against the water risk etc. Besides these difficulties, All a sudden, We were forced to change loading airport from PVG to Nanjing airport due to Shanghai airport refused any further AN124 landing after 29 April. A lot of urgent discussion and re-organization including aviation permission and customs issues and cost issues were cleared quickly and professionally.
Finally we made our successful stories with these challenges. We were proud to making our efforts to help fighting virus situation in USA.