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  July 5th, 2018 | Written by

Silk Way West Airlines Supports Humanitarian Aid Mission to North Iraq

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  • 4,000 children below the age of three and 3,500 orphans were awaiting humanitarian aid.
  • Boeing 747 full freighter departed Frankfurt Hahn Airport with supplies like infant food and diapers.
  • NGO Wings Of Help provides aid supplies to refugee camps in Iraq.

Silk Way West Airlines supports the German NGO Wings of Help by flying urgently needed aid supplies into Northern Iraq, where more than 23,000 children—among them about 4,000 children below the age of three and about 3,500 orphans—are awaiting them. Its 747 full freighter departed on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from Frankfurt Hahn Airport having on board supplies like infant food and diapers.

“For us this project is a matter truly dear to our heart,” said Wolfgang Meier, president and CEO at Silk Way West Airlines. “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 wherever we can.”

On June 26, an Ilyushin 76 of Silkway Airlines is providing the feeder flight from Silk Way West‘s global hub in Baku to Erbil. “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,” said Meier.​

Silk Way West Airlines‘ fleet consists of more than ten Boeing 747 full freighters with two more aircraft scheduled to join the fleet. The carrier operates a global network of more than 45 destinations along the ancient Silk Road with an enhanced network through Baku connecting China, Central Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and North America.