AirAsia inks partnership with Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (FICCI)
Manila, Philippines — To assist disadvantaged family and children who are in need of life-changing surgeries, AirAsia has officially signed a Memorandum of Agreement to partner with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Philippines (FICCI) in providing travel assistance.
The Memorandum of Agreement forms part of the airline’s commitment to support not only local but also disadvantaged communities. Recently, AirAsia provided travel assistance to Filipino infants Ariella Mendez and Daniella San Jose together with their families to receive their much-needed medical treatment in India.
Captain Dexter Comendador, the CEO of AirAsia Philippines, said “AirAsia’s collaboration with FICCI is yet another step forward in our commitment to the communities we serve. Our philosophy is that no corporation can live apart from the community, and in times of need, we will always extend a helping hand, especially when it comes to our children. We are honored to partner with FICCI, an organization that shares this same passion.”
The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement took place in Manila last February 12. It was led by FICCI President Rex Daryanani together with AirAsia Philippines Inc. Chairperson Maan Hontiveros and AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador.
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce President Rex Daryanani said, “Our partnership with AirAsia is anchored by a shared commitment to help build healthy Filipino communities, especially children in impoverished areas who require immediate medical help.”
One With The Nobel Cause
A part of the agreement with FICCI states that AirAsia will be one of the organization’s airline partners in providing medical assistance program and to provide travel assistance for the program’s chosen beneficiaries.
Ambassador of India to the Philippines Jaideep Mazumdar said, “I am delighted that the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and AirAsia have come together for such a noble cause – to provide free travel to needy families taking their babies to India for liver transplant surgery. I sincerely hope that this wonderful initiative will be replicated by others to benefit underprivileged Filipinos.”
The World’s Low-Cost Airline is not only promoting traveling on a budget. They are also committed to making the lives of people better by providing travel assistance for those in need of medical care.