After a request from the National Health Service of Latvia, airBaltic performed a special cargo flight to and from Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport in China, bringing 900,000 face masks and 80,000 respirators made in Zhengzhou and Yiwu regions to Latvia.
The special flight with its Airbus A220-300 covered 4,815 km non-stop distance one way between Riga International Airport and the Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport. This task was executed in close cooperation with the National Health Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, AirLink Aviation Services and Wish Global.
Overall, 619 boxes, 5.1 tonnes or 47 cubic meters of approximately 900,000 face masks and 80,000 respirators were carried. Three pilots and two technicians were on board the aircraft to perform the flight.