Qatar Airways supports relief efforts to Nepal
A freighter of Qatar Airways Cargo was the first commercial airline to land at Tribhuvan International Airport to deliver aid. Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive, Qatar Airways Group said, “Qatar Airways was able to respond rapidly to support the people of Nepal, providing dedicated freighter aircraft to transport much needed relief aid, including medicine, food, water, generators and volunteers, to those in need,” adding, “Additional Qatar Airways ground staff were deployed on the first aircraft to assist the airport operation and distribution of humanitarian aid and to ensure that Qatar Airways staff working in Kathmandu received support and care.”
Some 400 tonnes of relief aid, including medicines, food supplies, tents, water filters and generators provided by charities including Qatar’s charity RAF, have been flown to Nepal. Qatar Airways Cargo worked in conjunction with local and international charities to provide free transportation of food and water filters.