Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s largest cargo airline, has begun a ‘1 Million Kilos’ campaign, which from July to the end of December, will enable charities to use its services to transport humanitarian aid and medical supplies all over the world, free of charge.
As the name of the initiative makes clear, Qatar Airways is donating one million kilograms of freight to selected customers around the world to give to the charities of their choice. This will allow the movement of medical equipment, humanitarian relief and essential products to where they are most needed, free of charge.
“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 one 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 for cargo at Qatar Airways.
‘1 Million Kilos’ is the first chapter in a sustainability project by Qatar Airways Cargo named ‘We Qare’. Built on the four pillars of sustainability (economy, environment, society and culture), We Qare is a series of air cargo actions designed to create a positive impact on the cargo industry and the world.