Airlines using unsold space for charitable efforts

10/5/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

With liquidity under increasing pressure, the air transport industry, like many others, is emphasizing in-kind donations over cash gifts for worthy charities. Aviation financiers have created ISTAT AirLink to make the process easier, helping charities find airlines with unused space in the cabin or cargo hold. For instance, the group recently helped arrange for a shipment of 300 pounds of antibiotics to the African nation of Malawi aboard flights operated by Air Canada and South African Airways.

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