Qatar Cargo and Airlink aid partnership yields results

Source: Qatar Cargo

The partnership between Qatar Airways Cargo and humanitarian aid transport firm Airlink has seen 58 shipments delivered in just over a year.

The two partners renewed their co-operation in April last year and since then they have transported 351 tonnes of humanitarian supplies to seventeen countries on behalf of 22 organisations.

Aid has been sent to several countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Philippines, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Lebanon, Jordan, Bangladesh, Türkiye, and Syria.

The types of cargo flown are medicines, medical supplies, hospital beds, solar equipment, nutritional supplements, water and sanitation supplies, tarps, blankets, hygiene kits, and food assistance.

The renewed partnership lasts until April 2025 and in total is expected to carry around 500 tonnes of relief supplies free of charge.

Guillaume Halleux, chief officer cargo at Qatar Airways said: “We are glad to support our trusted and qualified partner Airlink to transport humanitarian cargo, thereby impacting millions of lives globally.

“Airfreight plays a critical role in responding to crises and supporting the work of governments and NGOs around the world. With our extensive network, charter capabilities and extensive, young and modern fleet as well as support from our dedicated teams worldwide, we are able to support disaster-stricken areas swiftly.”

Steve Smith, Airlink president and chief executive, added: “We are deeply grateful to have the support of Qatar Airways Cargo; together we are bringing aid and hope to millions of people.

“The reach of Qatar Airways Cargo network, and the commitment of the Qatar team, has made it possible for Airlink and our partner network of humanitarian organizations to greatly expand the number of places and people we can help.”

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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]