Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Its free to reschedule flights to Los Angeles, New York

Its free to reschedule flights to Los Angeles and New York.
Malaysia Airline's passengers who already booked flights to Los Angeles or New York flights can make changes to their flights at no charge from now until the end of May 2009.

"We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as necessary," said its director of Operations, Datuk Tajuden Abu Bakar, in a statement Tuesday.

The move was taken following the swine flu outbreak.

Tajuden said Malaysia Airlines will assist in expediting the process as this exercise will invariably cause some inconvenience, especially for passengers with connecting flights.

"We will do our best to minimise this although this exercise is expected to slow down the incoming flow of traffic before the immigration lane," he said.

Tajuden said the Ministry of Health (MOH) will be screening passengers arriving from Los Angeles and New York for any obvious symptoms of the virus.

Quarantine action will be done if necessary, similar to the procedure adopted during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) scare in 2003, he said.

Currently, no travel restrictions have been issued.

Malaysia Airlines has also not seen a drop in travel demand so far.

"We are in constant and close touch with officials from Malaysia Airports Bhd (MAB), MOH and other airport operators to discuss handling procedures and how best to manage this issue," he added