Etihad Airways is encouraging members of its frequent flyer program, Etihad Guest, to donate their miles to support COVID19 prevention and response efforts in refugee settings.
The initiative has been launched in collaboration with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) globally and with Emirates Red Cross and Red Crescent Society in the Middle East, to support basic infection control and adequate containment measures for refugees and other forcibly displaced people.
Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said, “In these extraordinary times, we need to demonstrate solidarity and cooperation to support those in need. Coronavirus does not discriminate and hits the most vulnerable the hardest. Our members have always been so charitable when donating miles and we thank them in advance for continuing to be so generous with their hard-earned miles”.
Etihad says that donated miles will be used to purchase essential healthcare equipment including ventilators, gloves, masks and soap.© Asia Travel Tips