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Emirates pledges funds to bushfire relief in Australia

FE Online Desk | Published: January 22, 2020 16:02:40 | Updated: January 25, 2020 18:09:43


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Emirates has announced its contributions to bushfire relief in Australia.

The airline will be donating 10 per cent of all Emirates RED sales on every flight from 17 January until 16 February 2020 and matching this dollar-for-dollar.

The proceeds will go towards the recovery and rebuilding efforts taking place in the communities affected across Australia, said a media release received today (Wednesday).

The airline is also supporting its workforce, which includes more than 1,000 Australians, on other employee-led fund-raising initiatives to contribute to the bushfire relief efforts.

In addition to fundraising, Emirates has been waiving flight change fees for Australian residents who have been affected by the bushfires across the country.

The waiver will apply to all residents travelling to or from Australia.

The iconic Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest building was lit up on Wednesday night in a display of the UAE’s support for Australia following the recent bush fires.

Emirates operates 77 flights a week to Australia, including to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, with daily A380 services to select Australian destinations.

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