Transported on WestJet’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner via flight WS003 on April 24, the cargo shipment totaling more than 13,000kg and 20 pallets, included the 1,340 Emergency Food Kits prepared by 30 WestJet volunteers who came together in Toronto at the end of March to support those affected by the conflict in Ukraine. This first shipment was made possible through the collaboration of many industry partners including, Airlink and Priority Worldwide, GTA Dnata, Worldwide Flight Services and Menzies Aviation.
"In humanitarian emergencies like the one we are seeing in Ukraine, quick and efficient logistics are critical in ensuring aid reaches those who are most vulnerable. We are so appreciative for WestJet, Airlink and all parties involved in helping get this shipment to our teams on the ground and ultimately to Ukrainians families." Rahul Singh, Executive Director, GlobalMedic.
Since the onset of the crisis, the WestJet Group has announced several measures in support of humanitarian efforts in Ukraine, most recently partnering with the Flight Hub Group to assist the transportation of the GlobalMedic team throughout Europe.