Railway Children to receive support from new crowdfunded airline

  • Date: 01/06/2016
  • In: UK

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Railway Children is delighted to announce a partnership with People Over Profit (POP), a new, low-cost, long-haul airline. POP will provide direct flights between the UK and Amritsar (Punjab) and Ahmedabad (Gujarat), in India. POP is planning that its first flight will depart from Stansted Airport this autumn 2016, with three services weekly to each destination.

POP, which describes its business model as ‘caring capitalism’, is committed to giving at least 51% of its profits to charities, including Railway Children, in the communities it flies to - Amritsar and Ahmedabad – as well as the UK. POP can be so philanthropic because its start-up costs will be crowdfunded by the very communities who will be using POP’s airline – an aviation first.

To launch the new venture, their rewards-based crowdfunding involves the sale of POP Gold Passes. The first 10,000 people buying a POP Gold Pass will receive a free off-peak flight to Amritsar or Ahmedabad, and enjoy five years of eight VIP benefits. In fact, as a special incentive, the first 7000 people who buy a Gold Pass will also have a name of their choice (perhaps a loved one) printed on the underside of the aircraft.

Although POP is donating money quarterly to its partner charities starting on the day of POP’s first flight, Railway Children will also benefit during the crowdfunding period. Railway Children will earn £10 every time a POP Gold Pass is bought via the POP link below or by choosing ‘Railway Children’ in the drop down menu on POP’s payment portal.

If you would like to find out more about joining the POP family, visit www.flypop.co.uk