Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Temasek Foundation are partnering with the World Food Programme (WFP) to support the global Covid-19 response.
They will be helping to transport essential medical supplies and other health and humanitarian items by air to points of need around the world, SIA and Temasek Foundation said in a joint statement.
Under this agreement, SIA is making ad-hoc charter flights and freight space in its scheduled services available on a cost-recovery basis. Flight costs are being covered by a contribution of up to USD6.5 million from the Temasek Foundation.
"It is a pleasure for SIA to partner with WFP and Temasek Foundation in this meaningful programme," said Chin Yau Seng, Senior Vice President Cargo, Singapore Airlines.
"This will allow us to draw on our expertise as a global airfreight provider and use our international network to deliver essential supplies to the points of need and help to make a positive impact on the communities that have been directly affected by COVID-19."
Commenting on the partnership, Ng Boon Heong, CEO of Temasek Foundation, said, "This partnership is one way for us to ensure that essential supplies reach communities with the most need, even if they are separated by distance. We are pleased to enable two of the best in their respective fields to make this partnership possible."