Washington, DC
8/31/2016

**Leading Aviation Business Publication to Support Growth of Nonprofit Disaster Response Network for Airlines**

Washington, D.C. (August 31, 2016) Airlink, a nonprofit organization that connects airlines to disaster response, has been selected as the preferred charity partner of the leading trade publication for airline business, the London-based Airline Economics. As a component of the partnership, Airlink will be featured at three major industry conferences and will benefit from cross-promotion across the two organization’s websites, newsletters and social media channels. The partnership seeks to raise awareness and increase participation among aviation industry leaders in Airlink’s Disaster Response Network of more than 35 airline and 60 NGO partners, which respond to dozens of emergencies globally each year.

“This is a natural partnership for our two organizations because we are both deeply engaged with the business leaders in aviation and we both care about creating a better world in service to others,” said Steve Smith, Executive Director of Airlink. “Together, Airlink and Airline Economics can build a bigger, stronger and more unified disaster response capability, by harnessing the unique capabilities and resources of the airline industry.”

To help raise awareness for Airlink’s nonprofit efforts, Airline Economics will donate a portion of the entrance fee to its three upcoming conferences in Dubai, Hong Kong and Dublin, later this year and in 2017. The publication will sponsor a gala dinner at each event for airline industry leaders. And, most importantly, Airline Economics will broadcast important Airlink news and information about its disaster response Missions via its website, newsletters and social media channels. In addition, Airlink will host raffles, contests and other promotional giveaways to encourage charitable giving among conference attendees.

“We selected Airlink as our preferred charity partner in large part, due to its track record of moving help to disaster zones through its robust network of airline partners,” said Philip Tozer Pennington, Managing Director of Airline Economics. “As close followers of the aviation business, we have seen how Airlink has been able to inspire the leaders of the industry to come together and form a united front that helps people in need. We want to be part of that effort in whatever ways we can.”

Airline Economics’ Growth Frontiers Conferences will take place in Dubai from October 3rd to the 5th, and in Hong Kong from November 1st to the 3rd, 2016, and in Dublin on January 15th to the 18th, 2017.  The Dubai event is a unique three-day forum for aviation industry to examine in rare detail the various high-level issues facing the development of LCC aviation in North Asia as the market opens up. The Hong Kong conference will provide a platform for airlines, investors and aviation companies that are are interested in the APAC market and/or cannot make the trip to Dublin and would prefer a more local large-scale gathering. The January 2017 Airline Economics Growth Frontiers in Dublin is the fastest growing aviation conference in history, at close to 1,700 delegates after 4 instalments. Airline Economics have made the Dubai event the first ever sponsor lead event where delegates are able to attend completely free of charge all events thanks to the sponsors – To book simply contact philipt@aviationnews-online.com


“Airlink is proud to be the charity partner and is excited to be invited to join these events,” said Steve Smith. “Aviation business leaders from across the globe will see great value in attending.”

Further details and registration information regarding the upcoming conferences can be found online:
Growth Frontiers Dubai - http://www.aviationnews-online.com/dubai/
Growth Frontiers Hong Kong - http://www.ae-hongkong.com
Growth Frontiers Dublin - http://www.aedublin.com

About Airlink
Airlink is a 24/7, rapid-response disaster and humanitarian relief organization that links pre-qualified nonprofits with partner airlines for passenger and cargo transportation. Airlink’s rapid response business model supports the delivery of the right aid to the right people at the right time. With a global air transportation network that is constantly expanding as crises and natural disasters continue to occur around the world, Airlink supports humanitarian initiatives on every continent. Since its inception in 2010, Airlink’s airline partners have flown over 3,700 passengers and transported more than 2,500,000 pounds of aid cargo. For more information, please visit www.airlinkflight.org. For more updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About Airline Economics
Airline Economics is the flagship publication of Aviation News Ltd., a news, publishing and events corporation dedicated to reporting on the aviation finance and leasing industry.  Additionally, Airline Economics hosts a number of annual aviation industry conferences across the globe, CEO’s from airlines across the regions attend along with all major finance and leasing companies and all manufacturers.