AerCap ferries 13t of humanitarian aid to Turkey after earthquake


Helicopter lessor Milestone Aviation’s parent company AerCap Holdings has transported about 13 tons of humanitarian aid to Turkey following the recent earthquake.

Flown from Rotterdam to Antalya aboard an Airbus A321 aircraft, the aid which includes clothing, baby food and power generators will be distributed by several humanitarian aid organisations.

Aengus Kelly, CEO, AerCap said: “AerCap is proud to play its part in transporting emergency humanitarian aid to support the global response effort following the earthquake. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Turkey and Syria at this very difficult time and all those impacted by this tragedy.”

Sevgi Kisacik, consul general, Consulate General of Turkeyin Rotterdam thanked AerCap for its “valuable contribution to humanitarian relief efforts in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes in Turkey”. He added: “The 13-tons of humanitarian aid gathered in the Netherlands has been transported on board an AerCap flight to Turkey. We highly appreciate AerCap’s involvement in supporting the victims of the disaster.”

The consul general also thanked partners at Southern Cross International and BBN Airlines, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Turkey, Fokker Techniek and STREWREIB and people who helped load the aid on board the aircraft.

AerCap has also pledged a donation to Airlink; an organisation which delivers aid to communities in crisis, in support of its humanitarian relief effort in both Turkey and Syria. It has also pledged to match financial donations from AerCap employees as part of its Matching Donation programme.