AirAsia X deployed the first rescue flight to Cairo
AirAsia X Berhad, the leading low-cost, long-haul carrier, announced that their first rescue flight from Cairo safely landed on the Malaysian soil at 8.05am yesterday. AirAsia X’s flight, D7 2999 arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, carrying 364 Malaysian students.
Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X said “We have been working closely with the National Security Council and other Government agencies to monitor the situation in Cairo, and I am pleased that our team managed to deploy an A330-300 aircraft and operating crew, obtain all the necessary approvals and arrangements, to dispatch the first Malaysian rescue flight to Cairo, given the limited time frame. We focused our efforts to bring our Malaysian students home safely and we are grateful that the flight arrived safely in Kuala Lumpur from Cairo International airport yesterday. AirAsia X expects to deploy asecond rescue flight on this week, once confirmed by the Government, and we hope to bring more Malaysians home.”
“Our operations was coordinated by our Engineering Director, Soo Hoo How Loon, while the flight was commandeered by Captain Kelvin Tai, our Chief Pilot of Technical and Development. We are committed to this very spirit of One Malaysia, which pulls us all together as Malaysians in offering a helping hand during these trying times.” Azran concluded.