Etihad Airway’s Donations Offer a Warm Respite As Winter Descends on India

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has organised a substantial blanket distribution drive to help underprivileged children survive the harsh winter season in New Delhi. 


This initiative, which is the first conducted by the airline in India, was organised in association with Monyati Initiatives, an India-based non-profit social development organisation, along with Ammucare Charitable Trust.

Blankets and warm food parcels were distributed to three shelters housing orphans and abandoned street children, as well as to farmers and their families, day labourers and the city’s destitute street people.


Neerja Bhatia, Etihad Airways’ General Manager in India, said: “We are delighted to work again with Monyati initiatives and hope we have managed to ease the burden of New Delhi’s underprivileged community and helped them withstand the cold weather.”


Monja Wolf, the founder and managing director of Monyati Initiatives, said: “We are pleased to partner up with Etihad Airways again. This initiative is proof that small acts of kindness can and do make a huge impact on the lives of people in underprivileged communities.”


Etihad Airways recently supported welfare organisations in Kathmandu as part of its CSR programme in Nepal.


About Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, began operations in 2003, and in 2012 carried 10.3 million passengers. From its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Etihad Airways serves 86 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, with a fleet of 70 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and over 90 aircraft on firm order, including 10 Airbus A380s, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. Etihad Airways also holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia and Aer Lingus. For more information, please visit:


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