Seoul, Korea (November 27, 2013) - Korean Air will provide relief goods worth over 106 million South Korean Won to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Goods being delivered to the country include 60,000 liters of mineral water, 60,000 noodle cups, 24,000 cups of dried rice and 2,000 blankets.
Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on 8 November, pounded The Visayas and devastated the cities, toppling power and communications lines and leaving 7,000 people dead or missing. The international community is supporting the ongoing relief and recovery efforts.
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.
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. 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 the northeast province of Japan.
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 2012. Korean Air operates in excess of 200 flights per day to 126 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 156 aircraft including eight A380s.
With its modern airplanes and over 20,000 professional employees, Korean Air offers customers with safety, convenience and comfort. Korean air’s award-winning cuisine of Korean and Western meals and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system provide passengers ultimate satisfaction.
The airline serves six continents with more than 1,400 flights a week and is also a founding member of the Sky Team airline alliance which together with its 19 members, offers its 569 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 15,000 daily flights covering 993 destinations in 178 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 bars and lounges.
More on Korean Air's programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at www.koreanair.com.
About SkyTeam Cargo
SkyTeam Cargo, launched in September 2000, includes members Aeroflot Cargo, Aerolineas Cargo, Aeromexico Cargo, Air France Cargo, Alitalia Cargo, China Airlines Cargo, China Cargo Airlines, China Southern Cargo, Czech Airlines Cargo, Delta Cargo, KLM Cargo, and Korean Air Cargo. The airlines’ cargo divisions are partnered to provide customers with access to a global route network, standardized operational processes, and “one roof” warehouse handling services. The components of SkyTeam Cargo ensure seamless cargo coordination and delivery throughout the alliance’s global network. The unique product portfolio range is commonly offered by all twelve airline partners to their customers.