Flies Refugees To Safety On His Own Ex-Aeromexico Boeing 787

Enrique Piñeyro is helping Ukrainian refugees reach their new home in Europe and beyond.

Argentinian filmmaker and commercial airline pilot Enrique Piñeyro has been flying Ukrainian refugees to safety, using a Boeing 787 belonging to his charitable organization, Solidaire.

In March 2022 he began flying refugees escaping the conflict from Warsaw, Poland, to new homes, initially in Italy and Spain. Since then, the missions have expanded and now he regularly operates humanitarian flights to and from other destinations worldwide, including his home country of Argentina.

Piñeyro previously made a number of films and documentaries, including Whiskey Romeo Zulu, but today, he dedicates most of his time to the NGO that he established, Solidaire, and to flying the organization’s Boeing 787-8 on crucial missions across the world.

Enrique Pineyro and his team at the steps of his Boeing 787Photo: Enrique Piñeyro via Twitter
In an interview with the magazine Robb Report earlier this year, Piñeyro spoke about the scale and importance of his work, saying,“We’ve been flying an average of 200 passengers, mostly women, children and seniors, on each trip.
Most look kind of shell-shocked when they get on the aircraft. The children, in partcular, don’t really understand what is happening.”
True to his filmmaking roots, Piñeyro has also been documenting his missions in a series of short films on his Twitter feed
Worldwide missions
Solidaire’s Boeing 787-8, registration P4-787, was delivered new to Aeromexico in August 2013. In February 2021, it was moved across to the charitable organization via Comlux, based in Aruba.
Solidaire’s Ukrainian mission began in March this year when Piñeyro flew from Warsaw to Rome, Cagliari, and Palermo. Since then, the NGO’s work has expanded globally – according to Flightradar24.com, over the past seven days, td.e aircraft has flown across the worl
November 21st – Buenos Aires (EZE) to Barcelona (BCN)
November 22nd – Barcelona (BCN) to Warsaw (WAW)
November 23rd – Warsaw (WAW) to Saskatoon (YXE) to Toronto (YYZ)
November 25th – Toronto (YYZ) to Buenos Aires (EZE)
November 26th – Buenos Aires (EZE) to Hamburg (HAM)