Subscribe Free
in Flight Services & Support

Etihad Airways and Emirates Red Crescent partnership launches UAE Year of the Giving

Posted 21 April 2017 · Add Comment

Etihad Airways has confirmed that it will donate one dirham from every flight ticket sold in the United Arab Emirates during 2017 towards the UAE's Year of Giving causes.

The initiative is one of dozens being rolled out in the air and on the ground by Etihad Aviation Group (EAG), including offering free Etihad Cargo space for humanitarian causes, as part of efforts to touch the lives of those in need around the world.

Each month, the airline will donate all proceeds to Emirates Red Crescent’s local and international projects, including the recently launched campaign ‘For Your Sake, Somalia’ targeting famine in the African nation. Etihad Airways’ guests will also shortly be able to donate to Emirates Red Crescent during flights using a credit card.

Etihad Airways chief executive officer, Peter Baumgartner, and the airline’s executive vice president commercial, Mohammad Al Bulooki, launched the initiative with a special Etihad Airways dirham podium, inscribed with the message ‘A dirham can go a long way’

“We are proud to embrace the Year of Giving, a remarkable initiative which truly reflects the Emirati spirit of philanthropy,” said Baumgartner. “This donation is one of many philanthropic initiatives we are announcing throughout 2017, in a mission to embed giving within our corporate culture and in the way we do business.”

Secretary-General of Emirates Red Crescent, Mohamed Ateeq Al-Falahi, said: “We are proud to have worked for many years with Etihad Airways. Their unrelenting commitment, whether through donations or volunteering, has been heart-warming. We will continue to work together throughout the Year of Giving to support the UAE’s humanitarian mission.” 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Emirates anticipates peak arrivals period in upcoming weeks

Travel is expected to reach an all-time high in the upcoming weeks for Emirates, as the airline expects yet another busy period with travellers flocking into Dubai after the summer holidays and Eid breaks.

Ground handling industry failing to take the right action to solve talent and profit challenges

Recent research by RTITB Airside has found that airlines, airports and ground handlers are failing to take the right action when it comes to solving profitability and talent recruitment and retention challenges.

Etihad Airways most punctual Middle Eastern carrier in the first seven months of 2019

Etihad Airways was the most punctual Middle Eastern carrier in the first seven months of 2019.

MEBAA Show Morocco gearing up for September event

Business aviation exhibitors across the world are keen to take advantage of the region’s opportunities by promoting their products and services at the MEBAA Show Morocco, taking place 25-26 September at Marrakech Menara Airport.

DXB welcomes 41.3 million passengers in the first half of 2019

Dubai International (DXB) welcomed 41.3 million passengers in the first half of 2019, maintaining its position as the world’s largest international airport by traffic volume.

Pakistan and India Independence Days celebrated at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Visitors to Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) from Pakistan and India were greeted by the green, white and saffron colours of their national flags, and steaming cups of Karak chai, to commemorate the Independence days of the two

TAA SK0907311219
See us at
MEBAAMORBT2006260919Dubai AS BT2006211119BIDEC BT0108301019AVAFA20BT2607050320DIAC19_BT264161119MEBCONBT1607240919