Second Cargo Plane Of Vital Medical Supplies Touches Down In Shannon

A second cargo plane of vital medical equipment from China has landed at Shannon Airport.

The Qatar Airways aircraft touched down at Shannon at 1.00 pm and was the second consignment to arrive in Shannon in under a week.

 Among the medical equipment on board were ICU ventilators, masks and thermometers for distribution to frontline workers around Ireland in the fight against COVID-19.


This follows a delivery of ICU ventilators and hospital beds which arrived in Shannon on a Qatar plane on 3rd April.

Commenting on this latest consignment Mary Considine, CEO Shannon Group, which operates Shannon Airport said: “As an essential service our airport remains open to facilitate cargo and repatriation flights at this unprecedented time. We were delighted to facilitate the arrival of this second and much welcomed consignment of urgently needed medical supplies.”