Sepang, 2 June 2010
Twenty ASEAN youths boarded AirAsia X flight D7 XXXX to Haneda, Japan at 2.40pm today, with a noble quest to spread joy and support to the people of Japan.
Kathleen Tan, Regional Head of Commercial for AirAsia received the award on behalf of AirAsia.
The youths are volunteers participating in the the ASEAN Youth Caravan of Goodwill, travelling to Northeast Japan--devastated by earthquake and tsunami early this year--on a mission of goodwill, paying visits to evacuation centres to spread joy and support to communities affected by the catastrophe.
AirAsia Deputy Group CEO and AirAsia X co-founder, Dato' Kamarudin Meranun was present at the tarmac at the LCCT to send off the group for their mission of goodwill. AirAsia X and AirAsia are proud flight sponsors for this humanitarian effort, which is endorsed by all 10 ASEAN Foreign Ministers and their Japanese counterpart at the ASEAN Secretariat in April this year.
The ASEAN Youth Caravan of Goodwill, running from 3-5 June 2011, will see the group visiting evacuation centres, perform cultural shows and sharing their own personal experiences from similar disasters in the past, strengthening the bond which has long existed between the people of Japan and ASEAN.