Malaysia Airlines will operate a rescue flight for Malaysians to be evacuated from Egypt on Thursday, 3rd February 2011. The national airline will assist in the evacuation of as many Malaysians as possible, out of Cairo and into Jeddah. This is in line with Malaysia Airline’s corporate social responsibility commitment to the Malaysian citizens stranded in Egypt. Rescue flight MH 8010 will depart Kuala Lumpur tomorrow tentatively at 9.00am and scheduled to arrive Cairo at 1.20pm (Egypt local time). This flight is scheduled to depart Cairo at 4.20pm (Egypt local time) and arrive Jeddah at 6.10pm (Jeddah local time). This will be followed by a series of shuttle flights between Jeddah and Cairo. Malaysia Airlines’ Director of Operations Captain Mohamed Azharuddin Osman said, “We are preparing the aircraft, and our Operations and Technical crew to be positioned at Jeddah today. At the same time, we are also liaising with government officials for other logistical issues such as visa arrangements, accommodation, transfer, etc for Malaysians entering Jeddah”. The rescue flight will be operated using a Boeing 747-400 aircraft with 359 seating capacity. Malaysia Airlines flights to the city of Cairo are operated via Egypt Air under a code share service.
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