Relaxation of Face Mask Mandate on all Airlines Under Malaysia Aviation Group
Group Chief Executive Officer of MAG, Captain Izham Ismail briefed Minister of Health, Khairy Jamaluddin on the airlines risk-based approach in making the use of face masks optional onboard aircraft.
KLIA, 28 September 2022: Airlines under the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) welcome the announcement by the Minister of Health, Khairy Jamaluddin today on the removal of the mask mandate onboard commercial aircraft. Effective immediately, the use of masks is optional to passengers, except where the usage is compulsory in destination countries.
Group Chief Executive Officer of MAG, Captain Izham Ismail had earlier briefed the Minister on its riskbased approach in making the use of face masks optional onboard aircraft. Among the protective features available in aircraft are the cabin air circulation system where cabin air is refreshed 20-30 times an hour, and the use of High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter that has the capability to filter 99.9% of airborne contaminants including viruses and bacteria.
The airline however strongly encourages passengers who are unwell, high-risk individuals and those travelling with high-risk individuals to continue wearing masks onboard.
Passengers travelling with Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, MASwings and AMAL can Fly Confidently as MAG is committed to providing a safe and seamless end-to-end travel experience in line with its MHFlySafe initiative. This includes aircraft operations by fully vaccinated pilots and cabin crew as well as frequent aircraft disinfection following guidelines prescribed by the Ministry of Health Malaysia and the World Health Organization.