-During the nationwide immunization campaign, airline employees have volunteered at Covid-19 vaccine centers.
Employees from Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, and AirAsia have all been mobilised to assist with non-medical activities at vaccination centres (PPV) across the country.
They are responsible for greeting and assisting people with registration, making announcements, and providing information on any probable symptoms.
Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia Group, anticipated the move would assist speed up the vaccination process.
"We are proud to help the government accelerate the vaccination rate and achieve its target of 80% of the population vaccinated by the end of the year, ” he said in a statement.
Volunteering at vaccination centres also allows airline employees to get back into uniform, according to Fernandes.
"I'm proud of our cabin crew, who are well-trained in providing care and dealing with medical emergencies. I'm sure they're ecstatic to be back in uniform and doing what they do best: serving people on the ground and in the air "he stated
In the Klang Valley, AirAsia deployed approximately 300 people to two massive Covid-19 vaccine centres: the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and the Setia City Convention Centre.
AirAsia said that approximately 1,000 staff will be involved in the nationwide vaccination campaign as it continues in the coming months.
A more aggressive vaccination deployment, according to Fernandes, is critical to aiding the aviation sector's recovery post-pandemic.
"Our economic revival depends on tourism and air travel. A strong air travel recovery will require a combination of vaccinations being aggressively and quickly rolled out, greater education immunisation, and a harmonised digital health passport among countries "he stated.
Meanwhile, 80 employees from Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), the parent company of Malaysia Airlines and Firefly, volunteered at Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil, and the KL Convention Centre.
Captain Izham Ismail, CEO of MAG Group, said the company is "honoured to play our part in assisting the government in ensuring the successful rollout of vaccines."
"Despite our hard year at MAG, it is heartening to see our workers go above and beyond their line of duty by volunteering, especially during this time of need," he said.
Vaccines have also been sent around the country thanks to the efforts of the country's airlines.
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