18 April 2022
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has announced that about 10,000 staff at airports across Malaysia are ready to accommodate the high frequency of flights following the festive season and the expected passenger surge.
Managing director Datuk Iskandar Mizal Mahmood said MAHB is one of the companies that did not lay off employees and is ready to welcome passengers.
“(We have) Enough staff, we are one of the companies that did not carry out direct retrenchments. So we are very prepared; the staff is ready.
“If you look at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on April 1 (re-opening of borders) recently, everything went smoothly. It can be said that we manifested our availability and readiness on that day, in the days to come and in the months to come,” he told Bernama and Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) after the #MYAirportCARES Ceria Aidilfitri shopping donation handover ceremony at Subang Airport here on Monday (April 18).
He said traffic slot management at the moment was still at 30% to 40% of the previous capacity.
“We expect traffic to come back, the more the traffic the better it is for us,” he said.
Meanwhile, a total of 240 recipients from the KLIA and Subang communities received RM500 worth of shopping vouchers each from Malaysia Airports, through the #MYAirportCARES Ceria Aidilfitri corporate social responsibility programme.
The vouchers, in total worth RM120,000, are intended to help the recipients prepare for the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
“Our responsibility as the country’s leading airport operator does not just end with serving passengers and airport visitors.
“We are aware that we also bear a huge social responsibility and this is one of the main focus areas of the company, which is to help contribute towards community well-being,” he said.
Since its introduction in 2013, MAHB’s Ceria Aidilfitri programme has reached out to about 2,000 recipients.
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