28 MARCH 2022


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Article from BTNews 28 MARCH 2022

Virgin Atlantic & orphaned Ukrainian children

More than 50 Ukrainian orphans and their guardians from Poland were brought to the to the UK by Virgin Atlantic last week.
At midday on Wednesday, a Virgin Atlantic humanitarian relief flight donated especially for the journey, departed Heathrow, carrying vital humanitarian cargo including thermal blankets, hygiene packs, wound care, medical and surgical supplies, PPE and medicines to deliver to Warsaw (Poland).

On its return leg, the flight carried more than 50 Ukrainian orphans and their guardians safely back to the UK, where they were supported by Dnipro Kids on arrival.
Virgin Atlantic’s CEO, Shai Weiss,  commented: “All of us at Virgin Atlantic will do whatever we can to support the innocent people caught up in the war in Ukraine. We are pleased to partner with the Dnipro Appeal, MDA and Save a Child and commend them for the incredible work they’re undertaking in bringing these children to safety.

“We will continue to look for ways to use the power of our people and planes to support the humanitarian relief effort in Ukraine and stand ready to act as opportunities arise”.

The fuel for the Virgin Atlantic flight was donated free of charge by Esso Petroleum (an affiliate of ExxonMobil).



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John Jones, West Ham

Good for Virgin and the other airlines who are helping with the refugees.