There is something instantly compelling
and so wonderfully appealing in this picture of Virgin Atlantic people
moving some medical supplies on an all-cargo VS flight from PVG to LHR
last Friday April 3.
It’s about the culture of the business we are in and
the people that touch us (from a proper social distance) every day.
“We are incredibly grateful to the British National
Health Service( NHS) for everything they are doing for the nation in extremely
challenging circumstances, as they respond to the Covid-19 crisis,”
declared Dominic Kennedy, Managing Director of Virgin Atlantic Cargo.
Virgin Atlantic teamed up with Virgin Group’s not-for-profit
foundation, Virgin Unite, to fly a special charter flight from Shanghai
to London, bringing in essential medical supplies and PPE equipment for
The Boeing 787-9 aircraft with seven pilots and four cabin
crew airlifted over 350,000 items of essential PPE supplies and medical
equipment, including respirators, ventilator parts, face masks, scrubs,
aprons and eye protection in both the hold and in the aircraft cabin.
“We’re pleased we can play a part in supporting
them, by bringing crucial supplies into the UK, with special thanks to
the British Embassy in Beijing, the CAA and the UK Government in expediting
clearances to make this possible,” Dom said.
“We have a total of eight flights taking place throughout
April 2020,” Dom concluded.
Ode To Some Special People
And to those brave masked folks in the picture who touched
our hearts with their dedication, courage & spirit, especially honoring
the doctors and caregivers who are daily putting their lives on the line
to save others, some words by Walt Whitman.
“O Captain! My Captain!
our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather’d every
rack, the prize we sought is won!”
Elizabeth delivered an inspiring message Sunday evening.
The monarch spoke of the rainbow paintings
created by school children throughout the UK that spread hope after
the trend started online.
Here we cheer wings over the rainbow
at news that Virgin Atlantic Cargo is operating an airbridge from
LHR to PVG.