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MAS to Evacuate More Malaysians via Phase 2 of Egypt Rescue Mission

Subang, 10 February 2011 : Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is still ferrying students out or strife affected Cairo and will continue the mission until 12 February, 2011. More Malaysians are expected to arrive home by end of this week. To date MAS has already operated eleven flights and is expected to operate another five flights out of Cairo to Jeddah, to complete the mission.

In the first phase of the MAS evacuation from Cairo to Jeddah, the airline has evacuated a total of 3,431 Malaysians. Malaysia Airlines’ Director of Operations Captain Mohamed Azharuddin Osman conveyed his sincere appreciation to all those who had been directly involved in the Egypt Rescue Mission. He expressed his gratitude to all who have made this mission a huge success, especially to the team members who had spent long hours and sleepless nights.

“I am especially pleased at the fact that our team managed to handle these rescue flights and maintain the smooth operations of our existing commercial line to as many as 100 different destinations in six  different continents. This is a feat to be extremely proud of,” he added.

Malaysia Airlines is committed to contributing to society in a meaningful and responsible manner. The rescue flight is not the first that Malaysia Airlines has participated in over the years. Through its partnership with Mercy Malaysia, the national carrier has provided aid and relief to victims of natural disasters like the tsunami in 2004, earthquake tragedies within Asia in 2005 and 2006, as well as the Johor flood disaster in 2006.“

The following are the details of the different flights mounted by MAS in all two phases:-

PHASE 1 : JEDDAH –CAIRO (PASSENGERS FLOWN BY MALAYSIA AIRLINES)

Date

Flight number

Destination

Passengers On Board

   AdultsInfantsTotal

3-Feb

MH8010

CAI-JED

352

9

361

4-Feb

MH 8012

JED-CAI

 

 

 

 

MH 8013

CAI-JED

350

9

359

 

MH 8020

JED-CAI

 

 

 

 

MH 8021

CAI-JED

350

25

375

5-Feb

MH 8014

JED-CAI

 

 

 

 

MH 8015

CAI-JED

350

0

350

 

MH 8022

JED-CAI

 

 

 

 

MH 8023

CAI-JED

355

6

361

6-Feb

MH 8016

JED-CAI

 

 

 

 

MH 8017

CAI-JED

349

2

351

 

Total Pax Onboard

2106

51

2157

PHASE 2 : JEDDAH –KUALA LUMPUR (PASSENGERS FLOWN BY MALAYSIA AIRLINES) ~ UP TO 9 FEBRUARY 2011

Date

Flight number

Destination

Pax On Board

Adults

Infants

Total

7-Feb

MH8031

JED-KUL

454

5

459

 

MH151

JED-KUL

 


No details of passenger
breakdown of adults
and infants

20

8-Feb

MH8031

JED-KUL

357

9-Feb

MH8033

JED-KUL

353

 

MH151

JED-KUL

85

 

Total Pax Onboard

 

454

5

1274

Total Pax flown by MH, JED to KUL until midnight 09 Feb: 1,274


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