SEOUL, Korea (March 11, 2016) – Korean Air has provided relief goods to those affected by the Cyclone in Fiji. Goods being delivered to the country include 9,000 litters of mineral water and hardtack biscuits. Korean Air also plans to transport donations collected from the Fiji embassy to South Korea.
The goods has been delivered yesterday on Korean Air’s flight KE137 which departed Incheon Airport on 19:25, 10 March. The massive hit from Cyclone “Winston”, affected about 5.5% of the total population in Fiji.
As a leading global carrier, Korean Air has a strong commitment to helping with relief efforts in times of need. 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. The carrier also made donations of relief goods such as 90,000 liters of mineral water and 2,000 blankets to the victims of the earthquake in the northeast province of Japan in March 2011 and 60,000 liters of mineral water, 60,000 noodle cups, 24,000 of dried rice and 2,000 blankets to the Philippines to aid those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. In 2015, Korean Air delivered 24,000 bottles of mineral water, 2,000 blankets, dried rice and other food materials to those affected by the earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines and carried more than 24 million passengers in 2015. Korean Air operates in excess of 462 flights per day to 129 cities in 46 countries on six continents with a fleet of 167 aircraft including ten A380s.
With its modern aircraft and over 20,000 professional employees, Korean Air offers customers safety, convenience and comfort. Korean Air’s award-winning offerings of Korean and Western meals and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system provide passengers with a memorable inflight experience.
The airline is a founding member of the Sky Team airline alliance which together with its 20 members, offers its 612 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 16,320 daily flights covering 1,052 destinations in 177 countries.
Korean Air introduced the double-decker A380 aircraft to its fleet in 2011 and made the interior more spacious than any other airline, with just 407 seats spread across three classes, with the top deck dedicated to ‘Prestige’ business class. The design also features the world’s first onboard ‘Duty Free Showcase’ and three bar lounges.
More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at www.koreanair.com.