United Airlines has actually finished its very first Afghanistan rescue objective as part of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, charged with leaving American residents and workers, Special Immigrant Visa candidates and other at-risk people.
As reported by Fox News, the flight reached Dulles International Airport in Virginia with around 340 evacuees on board.
Our very first flight as part of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) has actually landed at Washington Dulles with 300 U.S. military workers, U.S. civilians and Afghan evacuees. We’ll happily continue to support the objective of the U.S. federal government with extra flights in the coming days. pic.twitter.com/kd7O4c4Mde
— United Airlines (@united) August 23, 2021
Over 8,000 United staff members are all-in on helping with evacuation efforts, consisting of pilots, flight attendants, air travel upkeep professionals and staff members who have the ability to translate other languages.
” While we are not able to openly share extra functional information relating to flight schedules, city sets and timing, we will continue to fly these objectives over the next a number of days a minimum of,” a United representative stated.
Other airline companies helping with evacuation efforts consist of American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Airlines, Omni Air and Hawaiian Airlines.