Flying gifts for Ethiopians in need
Boeing, through its ‘Humanitarian Delivery Flight Program’ launched in 1992, and Ethiopian Airlines have again partnered to bring humanitarian aid to those in need – this time using the airline's three recently delivered Boeing B737-8s to transport 5.4 t of supplies to Ethiopia. They departed from Boeing's Everett and Seattle delivery centres a few days ago, carrying medical supplies, books and school supplies to Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Airlines group CEO Mesfin Tasew said that “this is our 43rd humanitarian delivery with Boeing, and we’re proud to partner their team to once again bring this support home to Addis Ababa.”
Cheri Carter, vice-president of ‘Boeing Global Engagement’, added that “these flights are the latest in a long legacy of service by Ethiopian Airlines for the Ethiopian people, and we’re grateful for their continued partnership.” (ah)