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The airline Iberia and the Spanish Red Cross have sent their first shipment of humanitarian aid to Budapest for Ukrainians amid the military conflict.
This first shipment of 12 tonnes consisted of tarpaulins, blankets and family cooking kits.
The Spanish airline operates three direct flights a week (Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays) from Madrid to Budapest. Usually, it operates this route with narrow-body aircraft (A320 family). But on Thursday, a wide-body aircraft (Airbus A330-200) was used to increase the cargo capacity.
“Ukraine is going through an extreme situation and needs the solidarity and commitment of those who can contribute in any way,” said Teresa Parejo, Iberia’s director of Sustainability. “Aviation can contribute a lot in emergency situations like this, and at Iberia, we have made ourselves available to NGOs such as the Red Cross to channel this solidarity as best we can,” she added.