Air Canada, WestJet announce additional Ukraine relief efforts

Air Canada donating $10 from every online booking to support Ukraine relief aid

MONTREAL — Air Canada is donating $10 for every booking made on aircanada.com to support Ukraine relief aid, with a total donation of up to $250,000.

The $250,000 donation will be in addition to the $170,000 contribution recently made by Air Canada’s employees and the Air Canada Foundation to the Canadian Red Cross and other charities, as well as the ongoing humanitarian aid destined to Poland and Ukraine transported through Air Canada Cargo.

Aeroplan Members may donate Aeroplan points at Ukrainian Relief Fund, with 100% of points to be redistributed to various charitable organizations supporting relief efforts for Ukrainian refugees as well as providing critical aid to those in need, says the airline.

Air Canada customers can also choose to donate further to the Air Canada Foundation which will focus donations to registered organizations in their work supporting the people of Ukraine.

Says Air Canada’s President and CEO, Michael Rousseau: “Together with our employees, our hearts are firmly in solidarity with Ukraine’s people in need. We will be donating up to $250,000 towards Ukraine relief aid, complementing the donations made last week by our employees and the Air Canada Foundation. It is clear the scale of this extraordinary worldwide crisis requires combined efforts and to collectively enable additional global humanitarian support, we have made it possible for Aeroplan Members to donate points towards Ukraine relief. We also remain in close contact with various stakeholders to determine how Air Canada and its employees can support Ukrainian people further, including those coming to Canada.”

He adds that Air Canada and Air Canada Cargo can accept requests for free or discounted transport of shipments including excess baggage waivers from registered charitable organizations only. These must be via Air Canada’s online application process. Individuals who wish to contribute supplies or other forms of aid are asked to work directly with a registered organization.