(ECNS)--Myles Bernard Weston, an Australian captain with Xiamen Airlines, added special significance to the charter flight MF8779 which headed to Wuhan from Xiamen, Fujian Province on Thursday.
He is one of the first foreign pilots to fly to Wuhan since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, or COVID-19.
The airplane carried 11 tons of medical and daily supplies for the Fujian medical team assisting in Wuhan.
This is also among the first charter flights on the Chinese mainland transporting supplies to medical teams assisting the virus-plagued city.
The captain, from Australia's Brisbane, has been working for Xiamen Airlines since 2018.
While many other foreign captains are on holiday, Weston chooses to stay in Xiamen.
He regards his charter flight to Wuhan as "a great honor."