Shannon Airport’s handling of vital PPE consignments to feature in Virgin Media TV documentary


A first-hand view into the work, the Shannon Airport team undertook to ensure Ireland received vital PPE equipment during the Corona Virus lockdown will feature in a special TV documentary which airs on Virgin Media One TV at 10pm on Monday 14th September.

COVID-19 – Hope Survives” will take viewers through Ireland’s COVID-19 journey from frontline workers in hospitals and care homes, the worries experienced by families, to the securing of ventilators and PPE at the height of the emergency. The documentary portrays the dedication of the health care professionals despite coming under huge pressures.

The programme will feature the collaborations between entrepreneurs, shippers, distributors and the airport team as they deliver these life-saving shipments for Ireland. It then follows where these supplies are needed most and the people who hope to benefit from them.

Shannon Airport remained open as an essential service throughout the pandemic handling the delivery of multiple consignments of PPE as well as facilitating repatriation flights since the virus took hold in Ireland.

This included the largest consignment of life saving equipment to be flown into Ireland in a single flight on the mammoth aircraft -the Antonov AN 225. The AN 225, the world’s largest plane, delivered almost 900,000 medical gowns to Shannon Airport last April, for distribution to hospitals around the country.

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Tune in to “COVID-19-Hope Survives” on Monday, September 14th on Virgin Media One at 10pm.