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Asiana Airlines' Change for Good campaign passes ₩15B

Jung Sung-kwon, Asiana Airlines CEO, second from right, and Lee Key-cheol, executive director of Korean Committee for Unicef, third from right, celebrate Asiana Airlines’ accumulated 15 billion won ($13 million) in donations at the carrier’s headquarters in Gangseo District, western Seoul, on Thursday. [ASIANA AIRLINES]

Jung Sung-kwon, Asiana Airlines CEO, second from right, and Lee Key-cheol, executive director of Korean Committee for Unicef, third from right, celebrate Asiana Airlines’ accumulated 15 billion won ($13 million) in donations at the carrier’s headquarters in Gangseo District, western Seoul, on Thursday. [ASIANA AIRLINES]

 
Asiana Airlines’ ongoing donation campaign to Unicef Korea surpassed 15 billion won ($13 million).
 
The carrier said on Thursday that foreign coins donated by travelers as part of the Change for Good campaign since 1994 reached 15 billion won after 27 years.
 
One billion won was first collected in 1998, and 10 billion won in 2014.
 
Asiana Airlines donates to Unicef Korea, which then delivers the funds to the Unicef headquarters in New York.
 
“Having reached 15 billion won in donations during the Covid-19 era, when the number of flights being operated has largely decreased, makes the achievement even more meaningful,” said Asiana Airlines CEO Jung Sung-kwon in a statement.
 
The donations have been put toward the prevention of malaria and the establishment of schools in Africa and Asia. Funds were used to supply masks and medical gloves worldwide since the outbreak of Covid-19.
 
On the same day, Korean Air Lines, which is in the process of merging with Asiana Airlines, announced it received a green light from Malaysian Aviation Commission for the merge.
 
 

BY JIN MIN-JI [jin.minji@joongang.co.kr]
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