Geodis delivers 13 million masks using an Antonov aircraft
PRESS RELEASE – Geodis has transported 13 million masks from China to the US using an Antonov AN-124, the world’s second-largest aircraft. The shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) arrived at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport last Friday and is the largest delivered to the airport during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“With the help of an Antonov AN-124, Geodis has been able to make sure millions of essential workers receive the masks they need to stay safe and healthy during these unprecedented times”, said CEO Randy Tucker of Geodis Americas. “Our team at Geodis and our partners, including the Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport, that helped make this happen so quickly, are supply-chain heroes.”
Geodis has previously also established an air bridge between China and France to transport PPE for the French Government as early as March. Involving multiple flights over the subsequent weeks, and employing two Antonov AN-124s, the consignments will consist of several hundred million masks.