KOREAN AIR will provide relief goods, including 60,000 litres of mineral water, 60,000 noodle cups, 24,000 cups of dried rice and 2,000 blankets, worth over KRW106 million (US$99.8 million) to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on November 8, pounded the Visayas and devastated cities, toppling power and communications lines and leaving 7,000 people dead or missing.
The first relief goods from Korean Air will be delivered to Cebu province via the KE631 flight from Seoul/Incheon on November 26. The airline will then continue to deliver goods to social welfare organisations in the Philippines for the following seven days.
In the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake in 2008, Korean Air dispatched a special cargo flight to transport blankets and mineral water to the quake zone. In March 2011, the carrier also made donations of relief goods such as 90,000 litres of mineral water and 2,000 blankets to the victims of the earthquake in Japan.
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world's top 20 airlines and carried more than 24 million passengers in 2012. Korean Air operates 400 flights a day to 126 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 156 aircraft including eight A380s.
Source : HKSG.