Silk Way West mercy flight to help Iraqi children
26 / 06 / 2018
Silk Way West Airlines has supported the German charity “Wings of Help” by flying urgently needed aid supplies into Nothern Iraq, where more than 23,000 children – among them about 4,000 children below the age of three and about 3,500 orphans.
Its Boeing 747 freighter left Frankfurt Hahn Airport with infant food, diapers and rusk, heading for the Azerbaijan’ cargo carrier’s global hub in Baku.
“For us this project is a matter truly dear to our heart,” said Wolfgang Meier, president and chief executive at Silk Way West Airlines, adding: “We have supported Wings of Help for a long time and are very proud to be also part of this mission."
Meier continued: "Wings Of Help is doing a very important job by providing aid supplies to the refugee camps of Hasan Sham and Dibaga and we are doing our utmost to support them with our knowhow and fleet of cargo aircrafts whereever we can.”
An Il-76 freighter, operated by sister-company Silkway Airlines, provided the feeder flight from Baku to Erbil in Iraq.
“Despite the fact that such feeders are daily routine for Silkway, these dedicated aid supplies in cooperation with Wings of Help will always remain something special for all of us,” added Meier.
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