Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing, and SAO Cooperate for Humanitarian Flight
Ethiopian Airlines joined with Boeing and Seattle Alliance Outreach (NGO) to deliver more than 630 kilograms of medical supplies and equipment to Kidney Failure Dialysis Charity Organization in Ethiopia. The delivery was made aboard the brand new Boeing 777 Freighter on 11 September, 2015.
Kidney Failure Dialysis Charity Organization runs a Public Dialysis Center on the premises of Zewditu Hospital helping to save the valuable lives of citizens living with kidney failure by providing affordable dialysis services for the public.
“Ethiopian Airlines continues with its leadership role in fulfilling its corporate social responsibilities. The free transportation and delivery of these goods with Ethiopian flight is a testimony of the airlines commitment to facilitate the availability of such highly needed medical supplies for citizens living with kidney problems,” said Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.
As one of the many airlines involved in Boeing’s Humanitarian Delivery Flights program, this is Ethiopian’s 21st free delivery flight, putting Ethiopian among the carriers with the highest number of Humanitarian Delivery Flights.
Ethiopian is a Pan-African global carrier with the youngest fleet on the continent which has an average age of less than 7 years is currently serving 91 international destinations across 5 continents