Hermes Airports joins forces with other airports and actively participates in the Ukraine Crisis Airport Response. This is a joint initiative between Airlink, the not-for-profit humanitarian logistics organisation, and ACI EUROPE (Airports Council International) the organization representing over 500 airports in 55 countries.
Interested parties can join and contribute through this link, add the preferred amount, fill in all the relevant info, and help Airlink provide passenger tickets for humanitarian aid workers and volunteers providing medical, mental health, and other services for refugees.
Hermes Airports contributes by pledging €20,000 and launching an appeal through which employees and the airport community can contribute though this fundraising activity.
Through this initiative, the Ukraine Crisis Airport Response, channels aviation sector expertise, and resources towards people in need of humanitarian aid. Airlink is currently working with 20+ relief organisations and NGOs delivering aid to Ukraine and to the refugees.
Steven J. Smith, President and CEO, of Airlink, said “We are deeply grateful to the staff and management of Hermes Airports. This generous act will help fund flights and logistical coordination efforts for dozens of responding nonprofits, greatly increasing the amount of aid that goes to Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees displaced by the war. With over 2 million displaced people, the needs are already considerable, but Airlink and our partners are working to address this.”
Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI EUROPE, said: “As we all seek to find ways to respond to the all-too-apparent human suffering, here is a tangible way in which the airport community can truly make a difference. Airlink’s work addresses the mammoth transport, logistic, coordination and information management task of getting aid specialists and supplies where they are most needed. We thank everyone at Hermes Airports – you are making a positive difference to shattered lives.”
Eleni Kaloyirou, CEO of Hermes Airports, said, “We express our solidarity with those suffering from the war. At Hermes Airports, we believe in the power of many, and we hope that the airport community will support the Ukrainian people and influence peace and stability. On behalf of every one of us at Hermes Airports, our thoughts are with those most deeply affected by the war”.