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Air Canada Relief Flights To Jakarta

Wed Jan 05, 2005 4:05 am

Air Canada Airlifts Supplies to Indonesia



MONTREAL, Jan. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - In response to the unprecedented
devastation brought by tsunamis in Southeast Asia, Air Canada and its
employees have been working with World Vision and other Canadian aid agencies and airline industry partners to support relief efforts in the region.

Two flights containing relief supplies will depart Toronto:

Tuesday, January 4, 2005
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Flight number: AC 7001
Aircraft type: A340-300
Carrying: aid workers and 90,000 lbs of relief supplies
Routing: Toronto-Anchorage-Hong Kong-Jakarta

Wednesday, January 5, 2005
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Flight number: AC 1896
Aircraft type: MD-11 (leased by Air Canada from Gemini Air Cargo)
Carrying: 190,000 lbs of relief supplies
Routing: Toronto-Frankfurt-Karachi-Jakarta

This initiative will see relief supplies including pharmaceuticals,
general medical supplies, water purification equipment, non-perishable foods,
clothing and shelter materials airlifted to devastated areas in Indonesia.
Shipments of relief supplies will be distributed to Aceh province by
World Vision.

In addition to its partnership with World Vision,

- Air Canada ramp, Cargo, Airports and Maintenance employees as well
as flight attendants, pilots and management have volunteered to
support the relief effort both on the ground and in the air.

- The cargo will also include non-perishable food donated by Air
Canada's catering supplier, Cara Operations Limited.

- Additional supplies were collected and donated by the Indonesian-
Canadian community in Montreal and Unicef Canada.

- In addition to relief flights, Air Canada is partnering with the
Canadian Red Cross to help raise funds to assist people affected by
the December 26 tsunamis in Southeast Asia. Since January 1, 2005,
Air Canada flight attendants have been distributing and collecting
Red Cross Donation envelopes on flights across its entire network.

- NAV CANADA will waive domestic overflight fees for the mission.

- The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) will waive landing
fees and aircraft parking fees for the two returning aircraft.


 
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RE: Air Canada Relief Flights To Jakarta

Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:43 am

Is it just me or did you folks also see that the 340-300 is the one with the new livery? Good PR for AC.
 
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RE: Air Canada Relief Flights To Jakarta

Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:01 am


Weren't these flights originally to have gone straight to Medan in Sumatra?
 
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RE: Air Canada Relief Flights To Jakarta

Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:34 am

perhaps runway and apron restrictions means that Medan and Banda Aceh are restricted, hence cargo going into CGK first, then forwarded on with smaller aircraft to the relevant areas...

just a thought...
 
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RE: Air Canada Relief Flights To Jakarta

Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:15 pm

Here is a photo of the aircraft thats on its way to ANC for fuel before traveling to Jakarta


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RE: Air Canada Relief Flights To Jakarta

Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:02 pm

I heard a retiring AC pilot will make it his last flight. I don't know which aircraft he will be flying.


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RE: Air Canada Relief Flights To Jakarta

Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:56 pm

I heard a retiring AC pilot will make it his last flight. I don't know which aircraft he will be flying.

He was on the 340 that departed Jan04. The next flight AC operates will be using the Gemini MD-11 wet-lease with it's own crews.