Silk Way West Airlines flies humanitarian aid mission to North Iraq

posted on 26th June 2018 by Justin Burns
Silk Way West Airlines flies humanitarian aid mission to North Iraq

Silk Way West Airlines flew a Boeing 747 Freighter from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport on 23 June to Baku loaded with humanitarian aid destined for Northern Iraq.

The flight was part of its support to the German NGO ‘Wings of Help’ and to help more than 23,000 in-need children – among them about 4,000 children below the age of three and about 3,500 orphans.

The aid on the 747F includes infant food, diapers and rusk will be flown today from the airline’s global hub in Baku to the refugee camps of Hasan Sham and Dibaga on an Ilyushin 76 of Silk Way.

Silk Way West Airlines president and chief executive officer, Wolfgang Meier said: “For us this project is a matter truly dear to our heart.”

He added: “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.”

“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,” added Meier.​