Air New Zealand has considered donating 8,000 in-flight blankets that are no longer in use, to charities as winter draws close.
Middlemore Foundation and Kidz First, Foster Hope, Red Cross and animal charity SPCA are the foundations that benefited from the 8,000 blankets
Excess stock has become available after Air New Zealand reduced its domestic services by 95 per cent from pre-coronavirus levels, operating just 43 return flights per week.
Middlemore Foundation chief executive Sandra Geange said, “The donation of the blankets by Air New Zealand is an incredible gesture at a time when it could not be more needed and welcomed.
“We will get these blankets straight out to those who need them the most – the young, the elderly, those with underlying health conditions and those living in unsanitary living conditions.”