Plane takes off from Pearson for Haiti
TORONTO, Jan. 18 /CNW/ -
WHAT: Loading of a Boeing Next Generation 737-800 passenger plane
provided by WestJet to fly 15,000 lbs of World Vision relief
supplies (medical and water purification supplies) to
earthquake victims in Haiti.
Flight takes off from Pearson International Airport
WHEN: Monday, January 18, 2010
2:15 p.m.- loading of cargo at the warehouse
8 p.m. - loading of cargo on the WestJet aircraft
7699 Bath Road
Mississauga, ON L4T 3T1
Pearson Airport, Terminal 3
WestJet check-in counter
WHO: Emmanuel Isch, VP International and Canadian Programs, World
Michael Messenger, VP Public Affairs, World Vision
Robert Palmer, Manager, Public Relations, WestJet
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision has been working in Haiti for 30 years and has a staff of more than 800 in the country. World Vision donors support more than 52,000 children in Haiti, including more than 10,800 children sponsored by Canadians. As of Sunday afternoon Canadians have donated more than $6.2 million for World Vision's work in Haiti. For more information, please visit WorldVision.ca.
WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 67-city North American and Caribbean network. Named one of Canada's most admired corporate cultures in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 86 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 49 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.
SOURCE World Vision Canada
For further information: For further information: Robert Palmer, WestJet, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sharon Marshall, World Vision Canada, (416) 616-9147, sharon_marshall@WorldVision.ca