Korean Air volunteers to build homes in Bicol, Philippines
Korean Air’s volunteer group “Didimdol” flew to the Bicol region, Philippines, to perform volunteer work for the local community. From August 12 to 18, members of Didimdol joined the local residents to build homes and provide free meals at local elementary schools and slum areas. Volunteers also provided basic medicine and nutritional supplements as the region lacks medical facilities.
Bicol encompasses the southern part of Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines, and is approximately 377km away from Manila. The region was severely ravaged by typhoon Rammasun in July 2014. Korean Air has been volunteering in the region every year since 2005.
Currently, Korean Air has a total of 27 volunteer groups actively helping with projects and community programs at orphanages, rehabilitation centers for the disabled, as well as senior care centers to support disadvantaged groups. The airline actively encourages and supports groups to perform volunteer activities in various countries, including the Philippines, Thailand and Mongolia.
As a leading global carrier, Korean Air will continuously support global volunteer activities in order to perform its corporate social responsibility as part of company’s initiatives to give back to the society.
About Korean Air
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines carrying more than 26 million passengers in 2017. The airline operates over 460 flights per day to 124 cities in 43 countries on six continents; it has a modern fleet of 175 aircraft and employs over 20,000 professional employees. Korean Air’s core business includes passenger, cargo, aerospace, catering and in-flight sales. The airline’s main hub is at the newly-opened Incheon (ICN) International Airport Terminal 2.
Korean Air is a founding member of the Sky Team airline alliance, which together with its 20 members annually welcomes 730 million passengers worldwide, on more than 16,609 daily flights, covering 1,074 destinations in 177 countries. The airline recently launched a joint venture partnership with Delta Air Lines in the trans-Pacific market.
In 2019 Korean Air will celebrate its 50th anniversary. With a vision to be a respected leader in the world airline community, Korean Air is dedicated to providing excellence in flight.
More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at koreanair.com, facebook.com/KoreanAir, Google.com/+KoreanAir_KE, and Twitter@KoreanAir_KE.