Responding to the immediate needs for disaster relief caused by the recent tsunami that hit Southeast Asia on December 26, 2004, Korean Air is taking the initiative to transport relief goods to Indonesia.
Collected by the National Association for Disaster Relief and the Korean National Red Cross, the relief supplies include 2,000 emergency kits, 1,900 quilts and 6,300 blankets. Together these items are worth 72,438,300 Korean Won, and weigh over 26,700 kg. These emergency supplies are to be airlifted to Jakarta, Indonesia on KE 373 leaving Incheon, Korea on December 31, 02:00 hrs.
Korean Air Chairman and CEO, Mr. Y. H. Cho, said: “The tsunami has created a devastating effect where emergency aid and assistance are urgently needed. We hope Korean Air can act swiftly to play a small role in helping to relieve some of the suffering.”