Malaysia Airlines to send national contingent to Tokyo Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR: The national carrier Malaysia Airlines had the honor of bringing Malaysian athletes and officials to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The Malaysian Olympic Council (CMO) has announced that Malaysia Airlines has been appointed as the official airline partner of the Malaysian contingent participating in 10 sports at the Tokyo Olympics, scheduled for July 23 to August 8.

The first group of athletes is expected to depart Kuala Lumpur on July 8 (Thursday) via MAS flight MH070, while the second on July 17 via flight MH9118, which includes Malaysia Airlines brand ambassadors, domestic divers – Pandelela Rinong and Nur Dhabitah Sabri.

CMO General Secretary Datuk Mohd Nazifuddin Najib said the sports coordinating body is delighted to partner with the national airline Malaysia Airlines for the upcoming Games.

“With its exceptional Malaysian hospitality, Malaysia Airlines plays an important role in the care, comfort and safety of our athletes when they travel to the Games, which will undoubtedly have a direct positive impact on their preparation to compete in Tokyo. .

“We are proud of this partnership which will bring together our country’s top national world-class athletes and a world-class national carrier. Both represent the best of our nation, flying high and exceeding expectations, ”he said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Malaysia Airlines Group CEO Captain Izham Ismail said it was an honor to transport the national contingent to the Olympics, having successfully transported the national football team, Harimau Malaya. , 2022 World Cup / 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers and friendly matches. in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, recently.

“As the national airline, we are honored to have the confidence to carry our national contingent and to go hand in hand for Fly Malaysia around the world as the country’s flag bearer at sporting events.

“We remain committed to providing the highest standards of safety and hygiene at every stage of flight to ensure that domestic athletes can fly with confidence and be comfortable to perform during the Games, particularly this season. pandemic of Covid-19, “he said. added.


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