Qatar Airways’ new 777 delivers supplies to Pakistan

October 4: A new Boeing 777-300ER delivered to Qatar Airways made its first flight with the operator flying supplies to Pakistan in the wake of the flooding of the past month.
The 777 is the 12th delivered to the airline by Boeing, who teamed up with Qatar and two non-profit agencies, AmeriCares and International Medical Corps, to take nearly 35,000lbs (15.8 metric tons) of medicine and medical supplies into the cargo hold.
“Boeing, through its Global Corporate Citizenship organization, supports disaster response around the world,” said Liz Warman, Global Corporate Citizenship Northwest director. “Qatar Airways believes humanitarian efforts are part of its mission,” said Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways. “Qatar Airways has a strong record in supporting humanitarian initiatives, having sent humanitarian aid to victims of the 2006 tsunami in South-East Asia and to Darfur in Sudan. The airline sent three cargo plane loads of humanitarian aid to Gaza in 2008/09 as well as assisted in re-building efforts in Sichuan, China, and Pakistan following the recent devastating earthquakes.”