Silk Way West Airlines comes to the aid of Iraqi children
June 27, 2018: The 747 full freighter of Azerbaijani private cargo airline Silk Way West Airlines has transported 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 – are awaiting them.
The humanitarian flight, with infant food, diapers and rusk onboard, was performed to support German NGO “Wings of Help”. The flight took off from Frankfurt Hahn Airport on June 23, 2018.
“We are supporting Wings of Help since a long time and are very proud to be also part of this mission. 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,” says Wolfgang Meier, president and CEO at Silk Way West Airlines.
On June 26, an Ilyushin 76 of Silkway Airlines provided the feeder flight from Silk Way West‘s global hub in Baku to Erbil.
“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 at Silkway,” adds Meier.?