Western Global Airlines airlifted 175,000 pounds of humanitarian supplies to Madagascar to provide relief to citizens affected by Cyclone Enawo.
The Florida based airline flew a Boeing MD-11 Freighter loaded with essential aid including medical emergency supplies and educational material from Liege, Belgium to Ivato International Airport in Antananarivo on 17 March, joining forces with Network Airline Management and UNICEF.
The cyclone caused significant damage to Madagascar’s Northeast coast on 7 March and impacted more than 240,000 individuals, with more than 5,000 unable to return to their homes following the storm.
Western Global Airlines chief executive officer, Jim Neff says: “We are proud to support UNICEF’s relief efforts for the Madagascar population that was so severely impacted by Cyclone Enawo. Our fleet of airplanes and team of dedicated professionals are standing by 24/7 to do the impossible in order to bring a positive outcome to those in need.”
Western owns and operates 16 fuel efficient, wide-body freighter aircraft routinely providing flights and assistance during natural disasters and other crisis situations, including medicine and supplies to Haiti following Hurricane Matthew and flights to West Africa as part of the global effort to fight Ebola.