Release Date: 28 May 2008
Release ID: 1150
On 6th May 2008 early morning, Jade Cargo International was appointed by the Government of the People’s Republic of China as the first Chinese registered airline to carry humanitarian aid material to Myanmar.
Jade Cargo International finished the charter preparation on very short notice and ferried a B747-400ERF to Beijing for loading. In the morning of the 7th May 2008, the Jade Cargo International freighter left Beijing for Yangon, Myanmar fully loaded with aid material including tents, covers and food to help the residents of Myanmar suffering great personal losses and pain.
The aircraft landed in Yangon after a four hours flight. The Minister of the Myanmar’s National Social Welfare Office and the Chinese Ambassador in Myanmar received the aid material personally at the airport.
According to the Chinese Government’s Humanitarian Program for Myanmar, further relief flights with Jade Cargo International as operator are planned. Two further relief flights were operated to Myanmar on 9th and 10th May 2008
Mr. Li Kun, the Board Chairman of Jade Cargo International said: “We are proud of our Jade Cargo International fleet and team work. We are completely competent for such kind of humanitarian assignment. This shows the recognition not only from the Chinese Central Government and also from the Civil Aviation Authority of China. Through this humanitarian activity, the reputation of Jade Cargo International will be enhanced.”
Cpt. Kay Kratky, the Chief Executive Officer of Jade Cargo International: “The entire Jade Cargo team supports the relief efforts. In times of such large sufferings caused by the devastating cyclone, non-bureaucratic and fast help for the people of Myanmar is essential. With our wide body freighter aircraft we are able to help and our young organization did a tremendous job in implementing the flights. The entire management team and I would like to thank everybody involved in making this operation possible.”
As the coordinator of this humanitarian relief activity of Jade Cargo International,
Mr. Su Xiufeng, Jade Cargo International Executive Vice President said: “Three uninterrupted relief flights have been a big challenge for Jade Cargo International, but it had to be taken. The modern fleet of cargo aircraft and the lean operation system of Jade Cargo International made these humanitarian relief flights possible.”
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