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China Airlines Transports Rescue Teams and Relief Goods to Disaster-Hit Thailand and Indonesia
December 29, 2004, Taipei, Taiwan – In response to the immediate needs for disaster relief and humanitarian aid caused by the recent tsunami and earthquake that hit Southeast Asia on December 26, China Airlines is taking the initiative to transport rescue teams and relief goods to Thailand and Indonesia.

At 8:35 a.m. of December 28, China Airlines flight CI673 carried 10 persons from the Fire Department of Taipei City Government and ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as tents and food package weigh 2500 kgs departed Taipei for Medan, Indonesia. Other emergency supplies weigh over 1500 kgs was airlifted to Indonesia on December 29. Since carrying the relief goods, China Airlines was the first carrier to land in Medan today. Local officials welcome the immediate supports brought by China Airlines.

Another rescue team of 35 members formed by Chinese Rescue Association took CI645 at 12:40 the same day to Phuket, Thailand for rescue mission.

“China Airlines is a corporate member in the international society,” said Dr. Yao-Chung Chiang, Chairman of China Airlines. “We are just performing our duty as a responsible corporate citizen.”