Need some good news?
The Antonov AN-225 will operate several flights to North America.
The Antonov Company has just announced it will use its AN-225 Mriya, the world’s largest cargo aircraft, to operate flights to the United States (and Canada) in May.
The AN-225 will begin transporting medical supplies from China to the United States (and Canada) next month to fight COVID-19.
Antonov has stated they’ll fly to “different cities in the United States (and Canada)” including:
- Houston (IAH)
- Los Angeles (LAX)
- Orlando (MCO)
- Anchorage (ANC)
- Toronto (YYZ) - Just left YYZ May 31
- Montreal (YMX) - June 4
The exact airport for each city is unknown, but those are my guesses.
The exact schedule and airports will be released sometime later.
If anyone’s going out right now, Antonov says it has already begun using the AN-124 to transport cargo to the United States. The AN-225 will join them in May.
Good luck to those who live near these cities! Take some great photos next month and post them! Stay safe while you’re at it.