Coronavirus: the first flight of Aerolíneas Argentinas arrived with medical supplies from China


The first flight of Aerolineas Argentinas from Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, with 14 tons of critical sanitary supplies required by the government of the province of Buenos Aires, he arrived this morning at 7.45 at the Ezeiza airport.

Airbus 330-200 aircraft specially conditioned For the transport of loads by means of container meshes -which allowed to expand its capacity by up to an extra 84 percent-, it touched the track and was received by the Buenos Aires governor, Axel Kicillof, and the company’s president, Pablo Ceriani.

The flight arrived after more than 60 hours from the moment it took off, last Wednesday at 6.30 p.m.

Thus the cargo of medical supplies traveled. (Photo: Twitter / @ ceriani_pablo).

“Aerolineas Argentinas’ first special flight from China has just landed. I am immensely proud to have been able to carry out this first health mission,” Ceriani tweeted.

It was an unprecedented journey for an aircraft of this nature, which is not ideal for a trip of this nature, which led to a specific analysis of the air routes to fly, providing a landing alternative at a maximum distance of 180 minutes, they reported from the company.

At all times, the crew made up of four commanders, Pablo Biró, Eduardo Jorge Ravera, Juan Pablo Mazzieri and Fernando Carrea; eight co-drivers, Miguel Ángel Dimoulas, Víctor Antonio Saavedra, Eduardo García, Guillermo Masnata, Nicholas Daich, Guillermo Granara, Víctor Javier Mantello and José María Aguer; three aeronautical technicians, Gabriel Castelnuovo, Oscar Giordani and Mariano Torres; an inspector, José Ackerl and an aircraft dispatcher (Analia Fronti), they must have remained on board the aircraft to respect the isolation conditions.

This Friday, another plane took off to China to search for a second shipment of supplies.