Korean Air donates bicycles and balls to Central Vietnamese schools

September 13, 2019 | 16:23
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Korean Air, one of the world's top 20 airlines, has donated bicycles, footballs, and backpacks to underprivileged students at one elementary and three secondary schools in Quang Nam province, adding a new page to its corporate social responsibility path in the country.
korean air donates bicycles and balls to central vietnamese schools

Korean Air has been donating bicycles to students in Vietnam's rural areas since 2018 as part of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. Through these donations, Korean Air supports children to overcome their challenging circumstances in pursuit of their dreams.

Employees from Korean Air's Danang office visited Duy Thu elementary school, one of the four schools that received the supplies. On the same day (September 7), Korean Air donated 40 bicycles, 60 backpacks, and 40 footballs to underprivileged schools recommended by the Quang Nam Education Office.

These schools are located in mountainous areas, so students do not have access to public transportation, meaning they have to walk five to seven kilometres every morning to school. The airline also donated footballs to encourage pupils to partake in physical activity.

On September 12, the airline also donated another 60 bicycles to Binh Khanh secondary school in the southern province of Ben Tre, located 85km south of Ho Chi Minh City. With this donation, the total number of bicycles donated to Vietnamese students reached 260.

Korean Air is actively engaged in supporting education and the local culture of its destination cities. For example, the airline has been building libraries for schools in rural China and donating computers to Mongolian schools to bridge the digital gap. As a leading global carrier, Korean Air will continuously support global volunteer activities to perform its CSR and give back to society.

Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world's top 20 airlines carrying more than 26 million passengers in 2018. The airline operates over 460 flights per day to 125 cities in 44 countries on five continents. It has a modern fleet of 169 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 Incheon (ICN) International Airport Terminal 2 which opened in 2018.

Korean Air is a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, which, together with its 19 members, annually welcomes 630 million passengers worldwide on more than 14,500 daily flights, covering 1,150 destinations in 175 countries. The airline launched a joint venture partnership with Delta Air Lines in the Trans-Pacific market in May 2018.

In 2019, Korean Air celebrates 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.

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