DFID flight takes off carrying vital aid for cyclone-hit Mozambique – Doncaster Sheffield Airport

DFID flight takes off carrying vital aid for cyclone-hit Mozambique

25th March 2019

A flight carrying vital aid to areas in Mozambique affected by Cyclone Idai has taken off from Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) on Sunday 24thMarch at 16:00 hrs.

The aircraft chartered by the Department for International Development (DFID) will carry forklift trucks and other cargo handling equipment to Mozambique to help quickly unload aid from planes and cut the time it takes to get relief items to those in need.  

Chris Harcombe, Aviation Development Director, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “We have been profoundly moved by the plight of the people of Mozambique affected by Cyclone Idai and are proud to have been chosen to play our part in getting this vital aid to affected areas as quickly as possible.”

Click here for the full press release from the Department for International Development and The Rt Hon Penny Mourdaunt MP about the humanitarian aid flight taking off from DSA on 24thMarch 2019.