Grounded airlines in Malaysia take to the skies to help Covid-19 frontliners


Malaysia Airlines is on standby at KLIA to mobilise medical staff and professionals across the country, while AirAsia is on temporary hibernation to keep its customers safe. — AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

All around the world, airlines are forced to deal with the devastating effects of the ongoing global outbreak of Covid-19 which have effectively brought the travel industry to a standstill.

As more countries close off their borders and restrict travel to minimise the spread of the novel coronavirus, many carriers are either reducing their network operations or temporarily grounding their aircraft.

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