Maximus Air flies relief mission to Barbados

Published: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

ABU DHABI: The Abu-Dhabi based aviation company and the largest all-cargo airline in the UAE, Maximus Air, flew in vital humanitarian relief to people in the Barbados in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Irma caused catastrophic damage when it swept across the Caribbean and several US states in September.

Thereafter, the airline was tapped to send three relief flights to Barbados, surmounting geographical distance and short notice to accomplish the relief mission.

The airline’s commercial team in coordination with the flight operation department and flight and loading crew successfully dispatched the company’s Antonov AN-124-100 plane to Barbados and back three times within the space of a week. The AN-124 – one of the largest cargo planes in the world – is the ideal transport method for delivering outsize cargo over long distances in a timely manner at a short notice.

“We are proud to have been able to put our logistical expertise to the service of those affected by Hurricane Irma,” said Mohamed Al Qassimi, CEO of Maximus Air.