The flight brought over 20 tons of PPE including surgical gowns, goggles, and nasal oxygen cannula
Singapore Airlines has operated the second flight to Dhaka in partnership with Temasek Foundation to support the World Food Programme (WFP) and the global Covid-19 response.
Singapore Airlines and the Temasek Foundation are partnering with the WFP for supporting the global Covid-19 response to help transport essential medical supplies and other health and humanitarian items to points of need around the world, said a press release on Monday.
As a part of this partnership, Singapore Airlines operated its second flight to Bangladesh on Sunday.
Flight SQ446 arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:40pm from Singapore carrying over 20 tons of PPE including surgical gowns, goggles, and nasal oxygen cannula.
Providing the logistics backbone for global Covid-19 efforts, WFP operates a network of hubs and passenger and cargo air links to ensure a steady flow of supplies and support to the frontlines of the pandemic.
Since these services commenced in May, WFP has managed more than 800 humanitarian flights to 159 countries.
Under this agreement, Singapore Airlines is making available ad-hoc chartered flights and freight space in its scheduled services on a cost-recovery basis, with flight costs being covered by a contribution of up to $6.5 million from the Temasek Foundation.