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16 March 2013, Subang : Malaysia Airlines and its wholly owned subsidiaries Firefly and MASwings today pledged to donate towards the Tabung Wira Lahad Datu Media Prima established to commemorate the services of security personnel who were injured and perished in line of dutydefending the sovereignty of Malaysia.
The donation will be based on RM1 per passenger uplifted by Malaysia Airlines and its subsidiaries on all Malaysian domestic sectors for four weeks commencing 0001 hours/17 March 2013 (Sunday).
Based on bookings forecast, a sizeable number of passengers are expected to travel with Malaysia Airlines as well as its subsidiaries during this period and the actual donation amount will be announced in the near future.
Malaysia Airlines’ Group CEO Encik Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said, “We value the sacrifices of the security personnel protecting the nation’s sovereignty from the militant intrusion at Lahad Datu, Semporna and Kunak in Sabah. As the national flag carrier and being a government linked company, it is incumbent on us to support the government’s efforts to resolve the armed intrusion and also contribute towards those who have sacrificed for our nation".
The national airline serves the East Sabah region with direct B737 flights between Kuala Lumpur and the cities of Sandakan and Tawau, while its subsidiary MASwings’ ATR-72 flights link the Sabah caiptal of Kota Kinabalu with Lahad Datu, Sandakan and Tawau,
“The East Sabah region has some of the world’s best eco-tourist attractions that are very popular amongst foreigners. There are also many support industries vital for both foreign tourist arrivals and improving the livelihood of our locals. The dedication of our security forces in defending the sovereignty of Malaysia and bringing back normalcy to this area is very important and Malaysia Airlines extends it highest appreciation to them for this vital role,” added Encik Ahmad Jauhari.
To support this initiative Malaysia Airlines invites consumers to book their domestic air travels and packages at very attractive deals at the ongoing MATTA Fair in PWTC Kuala Lumpur as well as through www.malaysiaairlines.com , www.fireflyz.com and www.maswings.com
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