Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is playing its role in the fight against coronavirus by processing urgent cargo, such as medical supplies, at Milan’s Malpensa Airport.
WFS also aided in handling cargo onboard special China Eastern Airways charter flights from Shanghai to Milan carrying 20 tonnes of medical equipment and supplies as well as a team of doctors to help deal with the crisis in Italy.
“This is one of the ultimate examples of the important role the airline and cargo handling industries play at times of national and international crisis,” said Massimiliano Introini, managing director of WFS in Italy.
“Cargo handling specialists at airports around the world are playing a vital role in helping governments and the healthcare sector deal with the urgent medical response to the outbreak of Covid-19.
“In Milan, we were able to ensure that by 8:00pm on the day that the medical supplies had arrived, they were delivered to Protezione Civile, Italy’s emergency agency, to be distributed to various hospitals. We are ready to support more such flights to ensure life-saving equipment reaches patients as quickly as possible”.
“I also want to knowledge the commitment of our team for ensuring this particular project was completed so efficiently and for all their hard work and support during such a difficult time for the Italian population.
“The health and wellbeing of our staff, alongside the safety and security of our operations, remains our highest priority and we will continue to take the necessary measures to protect all the people involved in this essential work.”