Air traffic

MAHB’s 10,000 employees ready to cope with a sharp increase in air traffic

SUBANG (April 18): Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has announced that around 10,000 employees at Malaysian airports are ready to accommodate the high frequency of flights after the festive season and the expected influx of passengers.

Managing Director Datuk Iskandar Mizal Mahmood said MAHB is one of the companies that has not laid off any employees and is ready to welcome passengers.

“(We have) enough staff, we are one of the companies that have not made direct cuts. So we are very prepared; the staff is ready.

“If you look at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on April 1 (border reopening) recently, everything went well. It can be said that we showed our readiness and availability on that day, in the days to come and in the months to come,” he said. Bernama and Radio Televisyen Malaysia (gtr) after the #MYAirportCARES Ceria Aidilfitri shopping donation ceremony at Subang Airport here on Monday (April 18).

He said traffic slot management at the moment was still at 30% to 40% of previous capacity.

“We expect traffic to come back, the more traffic the better for us,” he said.

Meanwhile, a total of 240 recipients from the KLIA and Subang communities have each received RM500 in Malaysian airport vouchers, through the #MYAirportCARES Ceria Aidilfitri corporate social responsibility program.

The vouchers, worth a total of RM120,000, are intended to help recipients prepare for the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

“Our responsibility as the country’s leading airport operator goes beyond serving passengers and airport visitors.

“We are aware that we also have a huge social responsibility and this is one of the main areas of focus for the company, which is to contribute to the well-being of the community,” he said.

Since its introduction in 2013, MAHB’s Ceria Aidilfitri program has reached approximately 2,000 beneficiaries.