MAB achieves 100% vaccine status

Passengers can now travel with any airlines under the company with assurance and peace of mind

by SHAFIQQUL ALIFF / Pic by TMR FILE PIX

MALAYSIA Aviation Group (MAG) has achieved 100% vaccination rates for all its pilots and cabin crew on active roster for its main carrier, Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB), under a company-wide Covid-19 vaccination campaign.

Group CEO Captain Izham Ismail said MAG made it compulsory for all employees to be vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine as part of its policy in July this year, except for those with health and medical reasons.

He said the group managed to accelerate the rate of its Malaysia-based employee vaccination, which currently stands at 95%, through its participation in the aviation industry vaccination programme at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport industry vaccination centre.

Izham said Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan have also expedited the provision of vaccines for East Malaysia-based employees through their respective district vaccination centres programmes.

“As a responsible employer, it is our duty to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for our employees.

“This latest milestone signifies our commitment to the safety of our people and customers as travel restart and recovery are dependent on achieving a herd immunity community,” Izham said in a statement yesterday.

He said the latest progress aims to provide passengers with the assurance and peace of mind that they can choose to travel with any airlines under MAG confidently.

He added that the group would continue to boost public confidence in air travel, stimulate the recovery in domestic and international travel demands and ultimately position Malaysia as a safe destination once the situation recedes.

MAG comprises MAB, FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd, rural service provider MASwings Sdn Bhd, MAB Kargo Sdn Bhd, ground handler AeroDarat Services Sdn Bhd, pilgrimage arm Amal, MAB Academy Sdn Bhd and MAB Engineering Services Sdn Bhd.

The vaccination programme for employees is in addition to the enhanced safety and health protocols across multiple touchpoints at airports and onboard.

These measures are recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organisation Council of Aviation Recovery Task Force to ensure customers and employees are protected at every step of the way.

MAG stated that among the measures in place include mandatory usage of face masks, frequent aircraft disinfections measures and early replacement of aircraft HEPA (high-efficiency particulate absorbing) filters to ensure an effective air circulation system with the capability to filter out 99.97% of microorganisms on board.

MAG also provides passengers with complimentary hygiene kits that include a non-surgical face mask, a sachet of hand sanitiser and sanitary wipes.

These kits are hygienically packed in a sealed zip-lock small sized pouch.