Romania's national airline Tarom has used a Boeing 737-800 aircraft for a humanitarian flight to Vietnam from Bucharest via Dubai and Saigon, to fly 199,200 COVID-19 vaccine doses donated by Romania.
The flight took place on August 23.
The special flight was operated by three crews, the cargo shipped weighted about 2 tonnes, and the actual flight time was about 13 hours and 40 minutes, including a refueling stop in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
The flight was operated at the request of the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU) with Romania's Ministry of Internal Affairs, under the European Civil Protection Mechanism. AGERPRES (RO - author: Florentina Cernat, editor: Mariana Nica; EN - author: Corneliu-Aurelian Colceriu, editor: Adina Panaitescu)