Seoul, Korea (20 April, 2016) – Korean Air has provided and transported relief goods to those affected by the earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan.
The emergency supplies, including 36,000 liters of mineral water, were loaded onto Korean Air’s flight KE787, which departed at 08:00 on April 20 from South Korea’s Incheon Airport bound for Fukuoka on Japan’s Kyushu Island.
Last week’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused significant damage in and around the Japanese city of Kumamoto, leaving more than 200,000 victims injured and displaced from their homes. The victims of the earthquake are facing serious shortages of water, food, clothing and other daily essentials.
The relief goods will be transported to the earthquake stricken areas in Kumamoto and delivered to the victims.
As a leading global carrier, Korean Air has a strong commitment to supporting relief efforts in times of need. Korean Air also carried out humanitarian aid following the devastation caused by cyclone “Winston” in Fiji last month and in 2015 donated relief supplies to those affected by the earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal.
About Korean Air
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 166 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