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Cargolux helps typhoon victims in the Philippines

  20.11.2013    

Cargolux Airlines International S.A. has flown two relief flights to Manila in help of the Philippines victims of typhoon Haiyan. The flights on 16 and 19 November were operated by the airline’s 747 freighters and carried supplies from various humanitarian aid organizations. In addition, Cargolux also transported tonnes of clothes, blankets, toys and other urgently needed items that were collected by Cargolux employees, relatives and friends, as well as by the local Philippine community and other groups and citizens of Luxembourg. On very short notice, they collected five tonnes of goods for the Saturday flight and over 12 tonnes for the flight operated today. Luxembourg recycling specialist Horsch Entsorgung S.à r.l. spontaneously offered their help and supplied trucks free-of-charge that ferried the pallets from Cargolux’s collection center to the CargoCenter for loading onto the airline’s freighters. ‘The swift response of my Cargolux colleagues and the charity groups in the country never ceases to amaze me. This action is a tribute to the human spirit of Cargolux,” said Richard Forson, Cargolux Interim President and CEO.’ The airline’s Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Robert van de Weg, stated: ‘We all have been touched by the pain and suffering of the Philippine people, the devastation there is beyond imagination. I thank the people in our organization, our handling partner Luxair and our General Sales Agent in the Philippines, Wallem Philippines Shipping Inc., who made these flights possible in the shortest possible time frame.’


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