Malaysia Airlines launches operations to bring citizens back home

- A Monitor Desk Report 13 Apr, 2020 | 761 Views|-+
Dhaka: Malaysia Airlines is reinstating some of its international flights during April and May to bring home families stranded overseas amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Captain Izham Ismail, Group CEO said, “It is our duty to ensure accessibility for Malaysia domestically and internationally during these difficult times."

The reinstated flights would bring people back from Australia (Melbourne, Sydney and Perth), New Zealand (Auckland) and the UK.

The carrier’s cargo operation, MABkargo, has utilised its global freighter network for the transport of medical devices and supplies.

Most recently, MAB transported two tonnes of face masks and personal protection equipment from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, as well as disposable masks and protection clothing - courtesy of the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation - from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur.

In the next few days, MABkargo will be flying in more than 10 million masks and ventilators from Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Domestically, Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and MASwings are facilitating the movement of goods as well as medical staff across Peninsular Malaysia and within Sabah/Sarawak.

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