Air, Freight News

IAG moves aid to Ukraine

[ April 7, 2022   //   ]

IAG Cargo has donated capacity to transport 125 tonnes of aid, including blankets, kitchen equipment and medical supplies, to Ukraine in recent weeks.

The carrier is working with leading charities including the Red Cross, Project Hope and SEPLA Ayuda and its sister airlines Iberia, British Airways and Vueling to support relief efforts into the region.

Recently IAG Cargo partnered with US- based Project HOPE and Priority Worldwide to deliver eight tonnes of medical aid from Boston into the region via London-Heathrow utilising a British Airways A380. IAG Cargo is in conversations with a number of global charities working to move aid for Ukraine.

Project HOPE’s executive vice president, global health programs, Chris Skopec, said: “Project HOPE appreciates the support that IAG Cargo is providing as these desperately needed medical supplies move towards Ukraine. The coordination of these shipments is more difficult than many realize, but it has been truly heartening to see individuals, organizations, and corporations coming together in service to assist people in need.”