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AFL Gives $250k To PM’s Relief Fund

Airports Fiji Limited (AFL), will contribute $250,000 cash to the Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Fund, says AFL executive chairman Faiz Khan. “AFL has also waived all air
27 Feb 2016 11:42
AFL Gives $250k To PM’s Relief Fund
Airports Fiji Limited executive chairman Faiz Khan.

Airports Fiji Limited (AFL), will contribute $250,000 cash to the Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Fund, says AFL executive chairman Faiz Khan.

“AFL has also waived all air navigational and landing fees and charges for all relief operations over the next few months.

For this week, $120,000 in fees and charges have already been waived.

We are estimating that we will waive around $500,000 in aeronautical charges over the next few months during relief operations. The exact figure will be known once the relief operations are complete,” he said.

In addition to the waiver of fees AFL is also providing ground support for the relief aircraft.

“So far we have 25 relief aircraft that have landed into Nausori and Nadi. These aircraft mainly are P3 Orion’s, C130 Hercules and C17 Globemaster. The Globemaster’s have brought in a number of choppers for relief operations. We are expecting a similar number next week,” Mr Khan said.

“We will also be providing relief items for AFL employees that were severely affected by Cyclone Winston.”

“AFL recognises the responsibilities and obligations that it has to the greater Fijian communities and is gratified to be in a position to substantially contribute in a practical sense.”

 

Source: Airports Fiji Limited

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