National Airlines A330-200 (flight number NCR420, registration N819CA) was the first American commercial airline to airlift Afghan evacuees to the United States
– Christopher Alf, President, National Airlines.
WASHINGTON DC, WASHINGTON, United States, Aug 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – National Airlines A330-200 (flight number NCR420, registration N819CA) was the first U.S. commercial airline to transport Afghan evacuees to the United States. United. The plane with 270 passengers touched down at Washington Dulles Airport on Saturday around 1:20 p.m. The trip covered 6,942 miles in 14 hours and 37 minutes from Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar with a technical stop in Sofia, Bulgaria.
During the long journey, the safety and well-being of the passengers were top priorities for the National Airlines crew on board. This emergency evacuation flight consists of Afghans who were local employees of the US mission in Kabul and their families. Over the past few days, more than 7,000 people have been airlifted out of Kabul, Afghanistan, by the US military.
“Our teams are always ready to support the US government in emergency missions. We are working closely with the United States military to safely transport evacuees to the United States. We are honored, and it is our special privilege, to offer our services in a critical time like this. said Christopher Alf, president of National Airlines.
National Airlines has also worked closely with the United States Federal Government and USAID, during COVID-19 pandemic emergency relief missions in different parts of the world.
About National Airlines
National Airlines is an FAA Part 121 certified U.S. air carrier, with a fleet of B747-400Fs, as well as A330-200s and B757s that are used to provide global cargo and passenger solutions. National Air Cargo provides international freight forwarding, sea-to-air multimodal transportation and logistics solutions around the world. Founded in 1990, National’s global reach is maintained through strategically located offices around the world; these locations include Germany, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates. Learn more at www.GoNational.com
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