Suva (Fiji Sun) – Fiji Airways last week donated $1 million towards the Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Fund to assist those affected by Cyclone Winston.
Fiji Airways managing director/chief executive, Andre Viljoen, handed the cheque over to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
The airline has also announced free carriage of relief supplies domestically and inbound from other countries coordinated through the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO).
Mr Viljoen said: “We share the pain of our fellow Fijians at this time and will assist in any way we can to help rebuild our nation.
“The donation will assist the NDMO teams get much needed resources and personnel to areas of critical need.”
In addition, Fiji Link flights this week will carry as much water and dry goods as possible on all flights going to Labasa, Savusavu, Taveuni, Koro, Vanuabalavu, Cicia, Kadavu, and Lakeba.
Fiji Airways, under the direction of the NDMO, will freight in relief supplies on its inbound flights.
Mr Viljoen said: “While we are heartened to see so many Fijians and our friends abroad offering assistance, we encourage everyone wanting to help to please work through the NDMO.”
The donation was warmly welcomed on behalf of the Government by the Attorney General and Minister for Civil Aviation, Aiyaz Sayed.