Korean Air organizes the World Cleanup Day 2019 in Sabah, Malaysia
Seoul (23 September, 2019) –Korean Air organised World Cleanup Day 2019 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, on September 21.
Located on the northern tip of the island of Borneo, Sabah has become one of the most popular tourist destinations for South Koreans. In 2018, South Korean tourists accounted for the second highest international tourist arrivals in Sabah at 24.8%, an increase of 8.5% compared with 2017. Currently Korean Air has two daily codeshare flights operated by its sister company, Jin Air, connecting Seoul-Incheon and Kota Kinabalu.
In the spirit of giving back to the local community, employees from the Korean Air Kuala Lumpur office, along with Trash Hero Borneo, organized the World Cleanup Day 2019 event in Tanjung Lipat Beach in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. More than 1,000 volunteers participated in the event, which was organized for the second time in Sabah.
Besides government agencies, those from non-government agencies (NGO), schools and individuals joined the beach cleanup, collecting trash washed up on Tanjung Lipat Beach. “Through this cleanup activity, we hope to raise awareness for environmental protection. With joint efforts, we can preserve the beautiful beach of Sabah,” said Mr. Jeon Young Do, the Korean Air Country Manager for Malaysia, Brunei and Bangladesh.
The World Cleanup Day aims to inspire volunteerism and achieve tangible impacts on collecting waste in our environment. Across Malaysia and around the world, people are encouraged to get up, get out, and help clean up their communities to create a healthier, more sustainable future.
Korean Air has been actively fulfilling its corporate social responsibility across borders for many years; planting trees every year in Kubuqi desert in the Inner Mongolia region of China, and Baganuur, Mongolia, to fight desertification. The airline also delivers relief items to areas hit by floods and earthquakes, utilizing its extensive global network. As a leading global carrier, Korean Air will continuously fulfill its corporate social responsibility as part of the company’s initiatives to give back to the society.
About Korean Air
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines carrying more than 26 million passengers in 2018. The airline operates over 460 flights per day to 125 cities in 44 countries on five continents; it has a modern fleet of 169 aircraft and employs over 20,000 professional employees. Korean Air’s core business includes passenger, cargo, aerospace, catering and in-flight sales. The airline’s main hub is at the Incheon (ICN) International Airport Terminal 2 which opened in 2018.
Korean Air is a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, which together with its 19 members annually welcomes 630 million passengers worldwide, on more than 14,500 daily flights, covering 1,150 destinations in 175 countries. The airline launched a joint venture partnership with Delta Air Lines in the trans-Pacific market in May 2018.
In 2019 Korean Air celebrates its 50th anniversary. With a vision to be a respected leader in the world airline community, Korean Air is dedicated to providing excellence in flight.