Korean Air has today (20 March) operated a special charter flight departing from Seoul Incheon at 00:25am bound for Istanbul to transport relief supplies for the Türkiye earthquake.
The Boeing 777 freighter carried 45 tons of relief goods ranging from tents to sleeping bags and blankets. They will be delivered to those affected by the earthquake through Türkiye’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).
The flight was organised in conjunction with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Korea and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to send humanitarian support.
“Contributing to the communities we serve is one of our core values, and we are grateful to play our role in the delivery of vital relief goods to Türkiye,” stated Korean Air.
In February, Korean Air’s holding company, Hanjin KAL, also donated US$500,000 for Türkiye earthquake relief efforts, for local relief activities and damage recovery.
Korean Air has previously participated in relief activities by providing free-of-charge transport of humanitarian supplies to disaster zones around the world, including the dam collapse in Laos (2018); floods in Peru (2017); cyclone in Fiji (2016); Kumamoto earthquakes (2016); floods in Myanmar and earthquake in Nepal (2015).