Malaysia Aviation Group Employees Join Hands to Assist Taal Volcano Eruption Victims

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KUALA
LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Media OutReach – 30 January 2020 – In response to an appeal by the
Manila Airport Operations Council (AOC) to airlines for support towards its
“One for Taal” mission following the recent eruption of Taal Volcano, the
Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) today transported more than 15,000 inflight
blankets for victims around the area. MAG has also organised a donation drive
among its employees to donate cash or collect essential items which will be
channelled via the AOC among the 150,000 people who have been displaced and are
now finding shelter at various evacuation centres.

 

The airline has also reached out to MERCY Malaysia, a
local humanitarian organization that provides medical and humanitarian services
locally and abroad, to offer them with suitable travel arrangements, either by
flying in volunteers or in assisting the transportation of emergency relief
items should it be required.

 

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Malaysian Aviation Group Chief Executive Officer, Captain
Izham Ismail expressed
,
“Malaysia Airlines enjoys strong relationship with the airline and airport communities
since we began our operations into Manila back in 1974. Our pilots, including
myself, attended the Philippine Aviation School which is located near Lake Taal
for our first training. Despite being from a foreign country, we were welcomed
by the people of Luzon with their warm hospitality during our cadet years. My
heart remains close to the people in the community as I know the difficulties
they face there daily. With that, similar to our contribution for Australia, I
am also pledging a MYR1 contribution from ticket sales of each passenger flown
by Malaysia Airlines for the month of January 2020 to be donated to the people
of Taal. It is more than just a responsibility to support our fellow ASEAN
neighbours in their time of need. This contribution is made possible not
without the strong support of Malaysia Airlines’ customers who have continued
to fly with us over these years. I am also proud of the MAG family who have
quickly come together to organise this donation drive, which truly reflects
generosity being part of Malaysian Hospitality.

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We sincerely hope that our contributions will help ease
the burden of the affected communities. Our thoughts and prayers are with them
always,” added Captain Izham.

 

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Malaysia Airlines flies from Kuala Lumpur to Manila 21
times weekly.

 

About Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines is the
national carrier of Malaysia, offering the best way to fly to, from and around
Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines carries up to 40,000 guests daily on memorable
journeys inspired by Malaysia’s diverse richness. Malaysia Airlines embodies
the incredible diversity of Malaysia, capturing its rich traditions, cultures
and cuisines via its inimitable Malaysian Hospitality across all customer touch
points.

 

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Since September 2015, the
airline has been owned and operated by Malaysia Airlines Berhad. It is part of
the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), a global aviation organisation that
comprises of different aviation business portfolios aimed at serving Malaysian
air travel needs. Via our alliance with oneworld®, Malaysia Airlines
offers superior connectivity with seamless journeys to 1,000 destinations
across 150 plus countries, and access to over 650 airport lounges worldwide.
For more information, please visit
http://www.malaysiaairlines.com.  

 

Issued by External &
Media Relations/ Corporate Communications, Malaysia Airlines Berhad, Sepang

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