Etihad Airways has partnered United Nations Refugee Agency and Emirates Red Crescent in the Middle East to allow donated air miles to go towards efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in refugee settings.
The airline is encouraging its Etihad Guest loyalty members to donate their miles to support basic infection control and adequate containment measures for refugees and other forcibly displaced people.
Donated miles will be used to purchase essential healthcare equipment including ventilators, gloves, masks and soap. Members will receive information detailing the monetary value of their donated miles.
Robin Kamark, CCO, 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.”