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 organizations 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.