Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport
In 2012 and 2013, Mr Akbar Al Baker, the Group CEO for Hamad International Airport & Qatar Airways provided free landing, parking and ground handling services to Orbis, enabling us to take the Flying Eye Hospital to Qatar. On the occasion of World Sight Day (WSD) in 2014, we were able to display our WSD campaign on the Airport’s arrival and departure screens.
In 2015, Qatar Airways became the partner airline of Orbis UK, offering free flights to Qatar Airways destinations worldwide. This will enable Orbis’ remarkable medical volunteers – some of the world’s leading eye-care specialists – from the UK to travel to programmes and deliver vital training to local eye-care teams in the latest sight-saving techniques.
Additionally, on World Sight Day 2015, Hamad International airport partnered with Orbis and Qatar Charity to raise vital funds for a sight saving programme in Bangladesh.
To find out more, speak to Florence Branchu.