JAS Worldwide moves 50 tonnes of PPE under QR Cargo’s We Qare campaign
JAS Worldwide placed its very first booking with Qatar Airways Cargo’s We Qare ‘1 million kilos’ charitable campaign and moved almost 50 tonnes of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and supplies on behalf of the World Food Programme from Shanghai to Dhaka.
“This was a great opportunity for JAS to support the World Food Programme,” said Salvatore Lauro the head of JAS Aid & Relief division. “The whole JAS organization is thankful to Qatar Airways Cargo for the initiative, together we made the difference.”
Qatar Airways Cargo has pledged to carry 1 million kilos of humanitarian aid and medical supplies across the world free of charge for charities between July and the end of this year. This marks the first chapter of a much larger sustainability project called ‘We Qare’, which focuses on four fundamental pillars: economy, environment, society and culture, and aims to create a positive impact on the air cargo industry and the world in general.
"This action was triggered by the Covid-19 crisis. The pandemic is a tragedy for millions of people, and we looked for ways how we, as an airline, could help those in the greatest difficulty. This solution – shipping 1 million kilos of cargo free of charge – is a firm commitment for QR Cargo. More than just words, we wanted to act and to adopt a comprehensive approach based on actions for the future," said Guillaume Halleux, chief officer cargo at Qatar Airways Cargo, in a recent press release.