5 special flights operated in the last week, influenced by COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the suspension of millions of flights and the grounding of more than 17 aircraft. But it led to special flights. Some are worthy of the record book, others are spectacular. Below you have a selection of 000 special flights. I hope you enjoy!
A heart "drawn" by a Boeing 767 Icelandair
On April 19, a Boeing 767 Icelandair aircraft transported medical equipment from Shanghai, China to Reykjavik, Iceland. After a flight of 13 hours and 9000 kilometers, the pilots found the strength to "draw" a heart over the capital.
Visiting the largest airports in New York
On April 23, a Cessna 172 aircraft made a less common trip. He toured the airports in New York: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
A Boeing 777-300ER Turkish Airlines "drew" the Turkish flag
On April 23, 2020, the Boeing 777-300ER Turkish Airlines performed a special flight TK1920. He drew a crescent and a star - the symbols found on the country's national flag. As the flight number suggests, the initiative marked a special day in Turkey's history. The Parliament - the Great National Assembly of Turkey - was founded on April 23, 1920.
Antonov AN-225 operated a flight worthy of the Book of Records
When it landed in Paris, France, on April 19, 2020, Antonov An-225 Mriya set a world record. It carried more than 1.000 cubic meters of cargo, the equivalent of eight million masks designed to fight COVID-19. Thus, flight ADB3350 marked the largest volume ever transported by air.
However, it should be noted that Antonov Airlines made the same statement about a flight operated on 14 April 2020. Antonov AN-225 transported medical supplies from China to Warsaw, Poland.
A special flight to the most isolated place on Earth
On April 20, 2020, an aircraft Airbus A318 Titan Airways landed on St. Helena Island. The aircraft carried test kits and medical equipment needed to fight the new coronavirus. In addition to cargo, there were 10 medical staff on board to supplement the health service on the island.