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Fiji Airways donates F$1-million to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national airline, has donated F$1m to the Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Fund to assist those affected by Cyclone Winston. Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO, Andre Viljoen handed the cheque over today to Fijian Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama. The airline has also announced free carriage of relief supplies domestically and inbound from other countries coordinated through the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO).

Mr. Viljoen stated: “We share the pain of our fellow Fijians at this time and will assist in any way we can to help rebuild our nation. The donation will assist the NDMO teams get much needed resources and personnel to areas of critical need. In addition, Fiji Link flights this week will carry as much water and dry goods as possible on all flights going to Labasa, Savusavu, Taveuni, Koro, Vanuabalavu, Cicia, Kadavu, and Lakeba. Fiji Airways, under the direction of the NDMO, will freight in relief supplies on our inbound flights. While we are heartened to see so many Fijians and our friends abroad offering assistance, we encourage everyone wanting to help to please work through the NDMO.”

The donation was warmly welcomed on behalf of the Government by the Attorney General and Minister for Civil Aviation, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. “ All Fijians will appreciate this generous gesture by Fiji Airways, which reflects not only its commitment to the welfare of our nation but its sound financial management that has made the donation possible. The Government will be working closely with our national airline throughout this crisis, not only making sure that relief supplies get to those who most need it but assisting the tourism industry to get back on its feet”.

The AG said the Government, through Tourism Fiji, is working with Fiji Airways and industry stakeholders on a comprehensive plan to maintain the health of the industry in the wake of Cyclone Winston. “ We need to get the message out to our key markets that most Fijian resorts are open and functioning. The best way for Australians and New Zealanders, in particular, to support Fiji through this crisis is to keep visiting us. There is no need for intending holidaymakers to cancel or postpone their visits”, the AG said.

 

• If you would like to assist in cash:

Bank: Australia New Zealand Banking Corporation
Account Number: 12628523
Account Name: Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation: Cyclone Winston
Swift Code: ANZ BFJFX
BSB: 010 890

Local donations can be made through the following accounts:

Bank: Westpac Banking Corporation
Account Number: 9806094927
Account Name: Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation: Cyclone Winston

Bank: Bank of the South Pacific
Account Number: 80399804
Account Name: Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation: Cyclone Winston

Bank: Home Finance Corporation Bank
Account Number: 17822 s10
Account Name: Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation: Cyclone Winston

• If you would like to assist in kind:

Please contact Fiji’s National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) on phone +679 3319250.

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