Order 'Qatar Airways Box for Lebanon' by 3pm Tuesday
August 10 2020 11:33 PM
Qatar Airways Group chief executive HE Akbar al-Baker and other officials at the HIA on Sunday.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive HE Akbar al-Baker and other officials at the HIA on Sunday.

* The donated boxes of essential supplies will be shipped free of charge on a special freighter flight at the end of this week
* Qatar Airways Group organises efforts to send food and other essential supplies from Doha to Beirut
* National carrier partners with Qatar Charity and Monoprix Qatar to enable citizens and residents of Qatar to donate supplies


Those wishing to show their support for the Lebanese people can do so by ordering the “Qatar Airways Box for Lebanon” from Monoprix Qatar via talabat by 3pm Tuesday, Qatar Airways has said in a notification on social media.
The donated boxes will be flown to Lebanon via Qatar Airways Cargo.
Qatar Airways, in partnership with Qatar Charity (QC) and Monoprix Qatar – member of Ali Bin Ali Holding, has launched an aid programme that will enable to citizens and residents of Qatar to donate food and other essential supplies to Lebanon following the tragic events in Beirut last week.

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How to order

* Download the talabat app

* Go to the Monoprix section and select the 'Qatar Airways Box for Lebanon'

* Add the number of boxes you wish to donate

* For all orders in Qatar, change your delivery location to Monoprix Doha Festival City

* Payment through card only (no cash accepted)

* Monoprix and talabat will deliver the boxes to Qatar Airways Cargo for the flight to Beirut

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Until 3pm Tuesday, Qatar citizens and residents can purchase items from Monoprix Qatar’s store on talabat under the section “Qatar Airways Box for Lebanon”.
Monoprix Qatar and talabat will then arrange to deliver the ordered boxes to Qatar Airways Cargo at Hamad International Airport (HIA).
The donations will be shipped free of charge on a special freighter flight at the end of this week.


The aircraft was received upon landing at Rafic Hariri International Airport by Qatar's ambassador to Lebanon Mohamed Hassan Jaber al-Jaber and other officials.


The shipment being unloaded in Beirut

The donations will be distributed on the ground in Lebanon by QC, Qatar Airways has explained in a statement.
Qatar Airways initially launched this aid programme last Thursday for its Doha-based employees.
"However, due to an overwhelming response from employees, who have donated a large volume of supplies over the weekend, the airline has extended the programme to members of the public in Qatar," the statement noted.
On Sunday, Qatar Airways Cargo shipped over 45 tonnes of donated essential supplies from Qatar Airways employees and Ali Bin Ali Holding, from Doha to Beirut, on freighter flight QR8384.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive HE Akbar al-Baker was at the HIA while the aircraft was loaded with supplies.
He was joined by Lebanese embassy chargé d'affaires Farah Berri, HIA chief operating officer Badr al-Meer, Qatar Airways Cargo chief officer Guillaume Halleux, and Qatar Charity's assistant chief executive for the International Operations and Partnerships Sector, Faisal al-Fehaida.
The aircraft was received upon landing at Rafic Hariri International Airport by Qatar's ambassador to Lebanon Mohamed Hassan Jaber al-Jaber and a number of senior officials.
HE al-Baker said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Lebanon during this tragedy.
“Beirut has always shown strength and resilience, and we strongly believe this beautiful city will recover.
“In such difficult times, it has been touching to see so many of our employees at Qatar Airways wanting to offer their support to the people of Lebanon.
“With so many donations received in just 48 hours from our people alone, I hope that we can send an even bigger shipment later this week.
"I would like to take the opportunity to thank our partners in this programme – Ali Bin Ali Holding, Qatar Charity, Monoprix Qatar and talabat.
“It is great to see the community come together to support our brothers and sisters in Lebanon.”
Berri said: “On behalf of Lebanon, I extend my deepest thanks to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and to Qatar Airways, represented by HE Akbar al-Baker, and all its employees for your unrelenting support of Lebanon and its people during these horrific times.
“Qatar has always stood next to Lebanon, and has helped it overcome difficult and turbulent times.
“From my heart to yours, we thank you.”
Vice-chairman & executive vice-president of Ali Bin Ali Holding, Nabeel Ali bin Ali, noted: “We are happy to unite our efforts for such a noble cause and affirm our commitment and support to Lebanon during this tragedy.
“We continue to support humanitarian causes through such initiatives in co-operation with our partners and the local community.
“Lebanon is facing an unprecedented crisis, and it is essential that we all come together to support the country and its people.”
Qatar Charity’s al-Fehaida said that in the framework of co-ordination between QC and Qatar Airways, a relief plane carrying food and medical supplies headed to Lebanon.
He added that the QC office and local executive partners in Lebanon will distribute the aid to families affected by the Beirut port explosion, to complement the field assistance that QC has begun to provide to the Lebanese people.
Qatar Airways currently operates double-daily passenger flights from Doha to Beirut, which offers more than 160 tonnes of cargo capacity each week, each way.
Throughout the coronavirus crisis, Qatar Airways Cargo’s network has never fallen below 66 destinations, helping transport essential supplies around the world through belly-hold cargo on passenger flights and freighters.
It continued to operate its scheduled freighters throughout the crisis, while also operating more than 500 freight charters of relief goods, personal protective equipment, and medical aid to impacted countries.
Over the past few months, the cargo carrier has also worked closely with governments and NGOs to transport over 250,000 tonnes of medical and aid supplies to impacted regions around the world, on both scheduled and charter services.
This equates to roughly 2,500 fully-loaded Boeing 777 freighters.
"The world’s largest cargo airline is also committed to helping people in need through its recently introduced ‘1 Million Kilos’ campaign, part of the ‘We Qare’ project.
“From July to the end of December, charities will be able to use the services of Qatar Airways Cargo to transport humanitarian aid and medical supplies all over the world, free of charge," the statement adds.
Qatar Airways is currently flying to more than 500 weekly flights to over 75 destinations.

Last updated: August 10 2020 11:59 PM


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