American Airlines Cargo teams up with Airlink for Haiti aid flight

By Damian Brett

Source: American Airlines Cargo

American Airlines Cargo has partnered with charity organisation Airlink to transport medical equipment and supplies to Haiti as the nation fights a cholera outbreak.

American is carrying more than 55 tons of medical supplies from Europe to Miami, where they will be staged for distribution to Haiti.

“We’re proud to partner with Airlink to make a positive impact on the world,” said Greg Schwendinger, president of American Airlines Cargo. “At American, our mission is to care for people on life’s journey, and we are honuored to play a role in transporting critical goods to the people and places they are needed most.”

Cholera, which spreads mainly through contaminated food and water, has sickened thousands of people in Haiti since the outbreak began in October 2022. 

American first partnered with Airlink in March 2022 to ship humanitarian aid to those impacted by the conflict in Ukraine.

Since then, it has carried nearly 90 tons of life-saving cargo to the region.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]