KUALA LUMPUR: Low cost carrier AirAsia announced that it will support Penang flood relief efforts by offering assistance to non-profit organisations which require air transport to deliver relief items as well as fly medical personnel on duty to Penang.
“We are saddened by the flood tragedy in Penang and we pledge to do what we can to help alleviate the distress experienced by Penangites.
“AirAsia is firmly committed to the philosophy that no corporation can live apart from the community it serves and it is our responsibility to extend a helping hand in their time of need,” said AirAsia Bhd Executive Chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun.
Relief aid agencies requiring air transport support for relief items are welcomed to send in their request [email protected], where instructions on delivery and cargo requirements would be provided after evaluation, he said.
Medical personnel on duty, who are required to be in Penang, can also send in their request to [email protected] for flight purposes, said Kamarudin, who is also Group Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia X Group.
Members of the public may visit AirAsia’s Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia) and Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia) to obtain more information on AirAsia’s relief efforts, he added. – Bernama