TNT's Boeing 747 to land CGY direct

 As Foreign Aids starts arriving in Cagayan De Oro

December 22, 2011

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                                                                              United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will mount again the largest airlift of food relief to the Philippines southern island of Mindanao for disaster relief. TNT country general manager Cetin Yalcin (left) and WFP country director Stephen Anderson inspect the 100-ton shipment of high-energy biscuits at Dubai airport.



 
TNT and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will mount again the largest airlift of food relief to the Philippines since Ondoy, flying in a total of 200 metric tons of high-energy biscuits for victims of the recent flash floods that affected mostly the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan claiming more than a thousand lives.

Friday’s storm, which unleashed flash floods in the middle of the night, caught most of the victims in their sleep, especially those near the Cagayan de Oro and Iligan rivers.

The food assistance will be loaded from Dubai International Airport, and will be flown to Cagayan de Oro City onboard TNT’s Boeing 747-400 Extended Range Freighter. The freighter plane is expected to arrive at Lumbia airport before Christmas.
 
"Clearance for this huge plane to land at Lumbia is now being worked at by CAAP hopefully before Christmas" says Benito Ramos, executive director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management
 
Most of the 200 tons of biscuits, which have been fortified with essential vitamins and minerals, will be used in supplementary feeding programmes to enhance the nutritional health of pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under five years old. In cooperation with the Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development, WFP will target the biscuits to areas worst hit by flooding.

The partnership between TNT and WFP started in 2002. So far, the logistics firm has contributed around US$50 million worth of support to WFP’s efforts worldwide.

16 comments:

  1. nice! thanks for all the help!

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  2. Way to go TNT and WFP! May that food get to the people who need it the most- quickly. Salamat po!

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  3. I don't think Lumbia airport's runway is long enough for a 747 to land on.

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  4. just make sure you guys can land safely! thanks!

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  5. i hope this plane can land at lumbia airport..GOD SPEED>

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  6. Many thanks for your out most help to cagay-anons people may god will guide and bring you back home for your kindness....merry x-mas...

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  7. Capt Rob WhittenburgDecember 23, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    RPML Lumbia Airport's 8050 ft is plenty runway for a Boeing 747-400F. Taxiing the big aircraft will take some care, once off the runway.

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  8. Capt Rob WhittenburgDecember 23, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    ...TNT can fuel load the aircraft appropriately for landing at RPML and carry a substantial load of supplies, unload, and takeoff relatively light to fly up to RPVM Mactan International in Cebu or even up to RPLL Aquino International. They'll have no problem.

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  9. there's the lauindingan international airport..if lumbia's runway is not long enough..

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  10. Thanks for the help

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  11. we're so thankful for ur HELP!... HAve a safe flight! ad Majorem dei Gloriam!

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  12. wish they'll announce when it'll arrive...cause i definitely want to see it land at lumbia airport.

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  13. thank you so much for helping my city! kagaya-anons need your help badly.

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  14. Thank you! Have a safe trip to CdeO!

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  15. thank You so much for helping our City! We really need your help. More power to you and God bless!

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  16. Did this plane ever land at Lumbia airport?

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