Full capacity allowed for flights to Sabah, S'wak as state govts will impose quarantine, says Ismail Sabri


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 14 May 2020

PUTRAJAYA: There are two separate standard operating procedures for flights now, with those flying to Sabah and Sarawak allowed to fly at full capacity, as passengers who disembark will have to undergo compulsory quarantine as directed by the state governments.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the same applies to flights from international destinations as passengers will be quarantined as well.

"For intra-peninsula destinations, flights can only fly with 66.4% passenger capacity, as social distancing needs to be observed.

"The same policy applies to flights from Sabah and Sarawak to the peninsula, as we don't observe compulsory quarantine on those coming from the two states," he said.

He was asked on reports that passengers who flew on two AirAsia Kuala Lumpur-Tawau flights were asked to immediately get tested for Covid-19, after six passengers tested positive for the disease.

The affected flights were AK5742 on May 1 and AK5740 on May 4.

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