Volaris has joined forces with Airlink to help bring relief to communities impacted by disasters and humanitarian crises. As part of its mission to mobilize the aviation industry in times of disaster, Airlink partners with airlines to move relief workers and emergency supplies from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) into affected communities.
Volaris operates flights throughout Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador and the US and joins 40 other airlines providing free or reduced-cost flights through Airlink to help get responders to where they are needed most.
“Volaris’ support will be crucial as we prepare for and manage responses to emergencies in Latin America and the US,” said Steven J. Smith, President and CEO of Airlink. “With their help, responders will quickly reach vulnerable beneficiaries and communities will be provided the assistance they need to become more resilient in the wake of disasters.”
Volaris recently transported a US-based responder from Airlink partner IsraAID to Guatemala City to assist with ongoing recovery efforts related to the 2018 Fuego Volcano. Ensuring the needs of affected children are being met and helping schools better prepare for future disasters were among the activities carried out during the mission.
“Volaris is a company committed to the communities it serves. The alliance with Airlink will enable us to further reach people that need our help through Avión Ayuda, the cornerstone of our sustainability program,” said Enrique Beltranena, CEO and general director of Volaris.
Through Airlink, more than 100 aid organizations are able to quickly and efficiently provide food, access to clean water, shelter, medical aid, training and other assistance to some of the world’s most vulnerable beneficiaries.