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Malaysia Airlines Steps Up Its Rescue Efforts To Evacuate Stranded Malaysians In Cairo

Subang, 04 February 2011 : Malaysia Airlines has completed the inaugural rescue flight MH8010 yesterday and is the first carrier to evacuate Malaysian citizens out of Cairo to Jeddah.

The flight which left Cairo at 2.06 pm (Egypt local time) arrived Jeddah at 4.10 pm (Saudi local time) yesterday. The group was evacuated via its largest fleet, a Boeing 747 aircraft and consisted of 355 Malaysians, mostly female students, as well as five infants ranging from two weeks to two months old and 12 journalists. The passengers have been transferred to accommodation at Tabung Haji in Jeddah.

Malaysia Airlines’ Director of Operations Captain Mohamed Azharuddin Osman said, “Syukur Alhamdulilah, our planned flight operations have been going on smoothly and our fellow Malaysians have arrived safely in Jeddah.” 

"In answering the Government's call to maximize the number of Malaysians to be evacuated out of Cairo to Jeddah, we’re mounting twice daily flights between both cities from today until 7 February. We will continue to support NSC and the Malaysian Government in this mission,” he added.

The following are tentative scheduled daily flights Jeddah-Cairo-Jeddah from 4 – 7 February 2011 to evacuate stranded Malaysians in Cairo.

Date

Flight number

Destination

Departure

Arrival

4 February

MH 8012

Jeddah – Cairo

8.00 am (Saudi LT)

9.25am (Egypt LT)

 

MH 8013

Cairo – Jeddah

11.25 am (Egypt LT)

2.25pm (Saudi LT)

 

MH 8020

Jeddah – Cairo

4.25 pm (Saudi LT)

5.50 pm (Egypt LT)

 

MH 8021

Cairo – Jeddah

7.50 pm (Egypt LT)

10.50 pm (Saudi LT)

5 February

MH 8014

Jeddah – Cairo

8.00 am (Saudi LT)

9.25am (Egypt LT)

 

MH 8015

Cairo – Jeddah

11.25 am (Egypt LT)

2.25pm (Saudi LT)

 

MH 8022

Jeddah – Cairo

4.25 pm (Saudi LT)

5.50 pm (Egypt LT)

 

MH 8023

Cairo – Jeddah

7.50 pm (Egypt LT)

10.50 pm (Saudi LT)

6 February

MH 8016

Jeddah – Cairo

8.00 am (Saudi LT)

9.25am (Egypt LT)

 

MH 8017

Cairo – Jeddah

11.25 am (Egypt LT)

2.25pm (Saudi LT)

 

MH 8024

Jeddah – Cairo

4.25 pm (Saudi LT)

5.50 pm (Egypt LT)

 

MH 8025

Cairo – Jeddah

7.50 pm (Egypt LT)

10.50 pm (Saudi LT)

7 February

MH 8018

Jeddah – Cairo

8.00 am (Saudi LT)

9.25am (Egypt LT)

 

MH 8019

Cairo – Jeddah

11.25 am (Egypt LT)

2.25pm (Saudi LT)

 

MH 8026

Jeddah – Cairo

4.25 pm (Saudi LT)

5.50 pm (Egypt LT)

 

MH 8027

Cairo – Jeddah

7.50 pm (Egypt LT)

10.50 pm (Saudi LT)

*This tentative schedule depends on the situation in Cairo and subjected to curfew hours set by Egypt Airport Authority.

As part of being a social responsible organisation, Malaysia Airlines has enhanced the nation's rescue efforts in assisting and facilitating AirAsia with their ground handling arrangements in Jeddah. The National carrier has also facilitated in assisting the Malaysian Air Force in granting landing rights in Jeddah.


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Ismadi Yusuff
Email : ismady@malaysiaairlines.com
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