'SAGIP-BUHAY' (RESCUE LIFE) OPERATION OF THAI AIRWAYS HELPS ONDOY VICTIMS

[PHOTO AT LEFT - Nivat Chantarachoti, general manager, Thai Airways (seventh from left); Thera Buasri, secretary, Airline Operations Council, Bangkok (sixth from left); Maria Lourdes Reyes, chairman, Airlines Operation Council, Manila (fifth from left) with (from left) Josephine Corpuz, Teresa Santos, Onie Nakpil, special project manager, Airlines Operations Council and other members of the Airline Operations Council of Bangkok and Manila and staff of Thai Airways at the tarmac of Ninoy Aquino International Airport.]

MANILA, NOVEMBER 17, 2009 (STAR) Thai Airways International (THAI), in collaboration with the Airline Operators Council (AOC) in Bangkok, recently donated aid consisting of canned goods, dried food, clothing, blankets and medicines through the Manila AOC’s Operation “Sagip Buhay.” These goods were generously donated by staff of Thai Airways and AOC member airlines operating into Bangkok’s Suvanabhumi Airport. The donations were received by chairman of the AOC Manila, Maria Lourdes Reyes.

Nivat Chantarachoti, general manager for Thai Airways in the Philippines and Guam, expressed condolence and sympathy for the Filipino people. “We have been operating in the Philippines since 1962 and this is the worst flood ever. I have conveyed the situation to our head office for assistance and support as some of our own staff were also affected by the typhoon. THAI has set up donation centers at both its head office in Bangkok and operation center at Suvanabhumi Airport.

“We have been doing business in the Philippines for more than 40 years. I am personally thankful to the Filipino people for their support and patronage for Thai Airways over the years; and this is just our way of giving back to the Filipino people,” Chantarachoti added.

Thai Airways is one the airlines actively involved in supporting various fund raising activity for typhoon victims such as the recent “Hoy Hoy Ondoy” fundraising concert organized by eventologist Tim Yap at NBC Tent in Taguig City which donated two business-class tickets to Bangkok for auctions. Thai Airways will be donating more air tickets to various destinations for raffle and auction during upcoming fundraising events to generate funds to support the victims.


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