We interview Airlink president and CEO Steven Smith for The Blue Swan Daily feature

Maslen Aviation Consultancy is delighted to be working to promote the activities of Airlink so it was an absolute pleasure to interview Steven Smith, president and CEO of Airlink for The Blue Swan Daily ’20 Quick Fire Questions’ series. Under his leadership the non-profit organisation’s revenue and impact has grown almost tenfold through delivering hundreds of thousands of pounds of relief cargo as well as deploying thousands of responders, including medical professionals, search and rescue teams, and other key humanitarian actors from across the globe. 

Since its inception in 2010, Airlink has worked with its airline partners to respond to a number of rapid-onset disasters, including the earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami in Japan, Hurricane Sandy and numerous tornadoes in the US, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and the Ebola crisis in West Africa. In addition, Airlink’s airline partners have assisted many organisations in addressing ongoing issues in the developing world, such as access to clean water, food, shelter, medical aid, and education.

Today, Airlink’s network consists of more than 35 commercial and charter airlines and 80+ international nonprofits. Airlink and its airline partners have transported over 4,000 passengers and more than 3,000,000 pounds of cargo in support of a broad range of humanitarian initiatives. Airlink estimates the value of these movements at more than USD $6,000,000.

You can read the interview here: 20 Quick Fire Questions for… Steven J Smith, President & CEO, Airlink

You can find out more about Airlink on our Social Responsibility page