Here she comes! Largest plane in the world lands in Warsaw with COVID-19 supplies

The ginormous Antonov An-225 Mriya arrived from China Tuesday morning with its huge load. Kalbar/TFN

Initiated by the PM’s office, the ‘mother of all planes’ landed to cheers.

Measuring 84 metres long, the Soviet-built aircraft is capable of transporting a space shuttle or 100 passenger cars.Kalbar/TFN

The aircraft’s arrival was a plane-spotters dream.Kalbar/TFN

The flight was arranged by Poland’s copper mining giant KGHM Polska Miedź and the oil processing company Lotos at the behest of the Prime Minister’s Office.Kalbar/TFN

The supplies from China are designated for frontline medical staff battling coronavirus.Leszek Szymański/PAP

After unloading its supplies at Chopin airport, the next country in line to use it is France.Leszek Szymański/PAP

PM Mateusz Morawiecki was at the airport to greet the plane’s arrival.Leszek Szymański/PAP

The consists of 7 million masks, hundreds of thousands of protective overalls and several hundred thousand face shields.Leszek Szymański/PAP

The one-of-its kind airplane was built in 1988 in the USSR and is commercially used by Ukraine’s Antonov Airlines to transport heavy goods.Leszek Szymański/PAP

This is the second flight co-organised by KGHM, the first being in late March. To date, the total value of equipment bought by the copper giant amounts to around USD 15 mln.Leszek Szymański/PAP