More flights from MAS to bring stranded M’sians home

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is reinstating some of its international flights between April and May to bring home Malaysians stranded overseas due to travel restrictions in many parts of the world.

Its group chief executive officer Capt Izham Ismail said that many Malaysians and foreigners had reached out to the airline’s global offices inquiring about flights, mainly between Kuala Lumpur and Australia, New Zealand and London. “Being Malaysia’s national carrier, it is our duty to ensure accessibility for Malaysia domestically and internationally during these difficult times,” he said yesterday.

Passengers looking for flights to return home onboard MAS may book their tickets on its official website or via the MAS app.

Some departure dates were available for booking from yesterday.

Since the movement control order (MCO) was enforced, MAS has had to reduce its domestic flight frequencies and schedules, running at minimum capacity mainly to facilitate essential travel and cargo movement.

Capt Izham said MAS and its sister airlines under the Malaysia Aviation Group supported the Health Ministry with space across their domestic and international network and on MABkargo’s global freighter network for the transport of medical devices and supplies.

He cited the movement of two tonnes of face masks and personal protection equipment from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, and 300,000 pieces of disposable masks, 50,000 protective suits and 8,000 protective suits with eye masks courtesy of the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur.

Over the next few days, MABkargo will be flying in more than 10 million pieces of masks and ventilators from Shanghai and Guangzhou which was made possible by the National Disaster Management Agency, Transport Ministry and Pharmaniaga Bhd.
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