The cargo, which weighed a total of 24 tonnes, was urgently needed after adverse weather in the region closed the roads.
The consignment included two large industrial piping filtration units, measuring 12 metres long, four metres wide, and approximately 3.6 metres high.
“The flight was needed as the road conditions in the region were too hazardous due to adverse weather. The end user could not risk transporting the cargo by road,” said Dan Litten, Aircraft Charter Broker, Hunt & Palmer Cargo Charters. “We worked closely with Antonov Airlines to get the permits issued for the aircraft to fly at such short notice. The flight was confirmed late on Wednesday, and operated on Saturday. The AN-124–100 was the only aircraft that could accommodate our cargo. It is incredible that the flight took only 39 minutes.”