Following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday, American Airlines is partnering with Team Rubicon to offer assistance to the country. Through a donation of 1 million AAdvantage® miles, American will transport first responders and medical professionals as volunteers move to Haiti.
“American is proud to partner with Team Rubicon as their teams fly to Haiti to provide much-needed medical assistance after this devastating earthquake,” said Jose A. Freig, American VP-International. “We have a long and proud history in Haiti, with this year marking five decades of service, and we will continue to support the Haitian community as it works to rebuild and recover.”
American has worked with Team Rubicon since 2017, a veteran-led global disaster response organization, providing relief to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and supporting their COVID-related relief operations.
“American Airlines’ commitment to donate 1 million miles after the Haiti earthquake will allow us to rapidly deploy our medical teams to serve the areas of greatest need,” says William Porter, Deputy Director of Operational Support at Team Rubicon. “Flights are the most costly part of our operations, so having these miles available will allow us to redirect our impact to the disaster area.”
American has operated in Haiti for 50 years, with daily flights to Port-au-Prince (PAP) from Miami (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) during peak travel season.