Malaysia Airlines has vaccinated all its active pilots and cabin crew against Covid-19, helping to protect both employees and passengers from the risks presented by the virus.
In addition to this, the vaccination programme of Malaysia Airlines Group (MAG), Malaysia Airlines’ parent company, has been accelerated, with 95 per cent of Malaysia-based employees now inoculated.
Since July, it has been compulsory under a Covid-19 immunisation policy for all employees to receive the vaccine, with only those with certain health and medical conditions exempt.
Combined with the enhanced health and safety protocols that have been introduced throughout the airports Malaysia Airlines operates from and onboard, this ensures customers and employees are safe and protected throughout their journey.
Group chief executive officer Captain Izham Ismail said the latest vaccination progress aimed to provide passengers with the assurance and peace of mind that they can choose to travel with any airline under MAG confidently.
“We will 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,” he said.
The vaccination programme for the employees is in addition to the enhanced safety and health protocols across multiple touchpoints at airports and onboard, as recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organization Council of Aviation Recovery Task Force (ICAO CART), to ensure customers and employees’ safety are protected at every step of the way.
Among the measures in place include mandatory usage of face masks, frequent aircraft disinfection, and early replacement of aircraft HEPA filters to ensure an effective air circulation system with the capability to filter out 99.97 per cent of microorganisms onboard. Passengers will also receive complimentary hygiene kits which come with a non-surgical face mask, a sachet of hand sanitiser and sanitary wipes, hygienically packed in a sealed zip-lock small sized pouch
By Joe Cusmano