One month after Haiyan, one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded, struck the Philippines, thousands of people are still left homeless and without food or water.
Since the disaster happened in early November this year, Airbus’ Corporate Foundation has coordinated three relief and goodwill flights, with either Airbus Flight Test aircraft or newly delivered customer aircraft.
This week-end, a fourth flight to the Philippines was coordinated by the Airbus Corporate Foundation and its partners, Philippine Airlines (PAL), Action Contre la Faim, Aviation Sans Frontières and Humedica.
A PAL A330, with four doctors and one nurse on board, loaded with 5,6 tonnes of medical supplies, food and water sanitation equipment, took off on Friday 6th December from Toulouse and landed in Manila, Philippines on Saturday 7th December early morning. This is the third flight using a PAL aircraft since the typhoon struck the country.
”One month after typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, the region is still in desperate need of food, water sanitation equipment and medical aid,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO and Chairman of the Airbus Corporate Foundation. ”The Airbus Corporate Foundation is working non-stop with its partners in order to support victims of natural disasters all over the world by facilitating the shipping of humanitarian goods, medical staff and equipment. We wish to thank our partners PAL, Action Contre la Faim, Aviation Sans Frontières and Humedica, for their unfailing support to the people of the Philippines.”
The Airbus Corporate Foundation has completed 38 relief or goodwill flights to destinations around the globe to date and has built up a global network of airlines and relief organisations to support international humanitarian causes.