Kuala Lumpur (28 September 2012): Malaysia Airlines was the preferred carrier of the Public Service Department (JPA) which sent 43 scholars to Dublin for higher education. The students boarded Malaysia Airlines’ A380 flight MH002 at KL International Airport (KLIA) on 21st September 2012 at 11.40pm (Malaysian Time) and connected from London to Dublin, Ireland where they will pursue their studies in the medical discipline.
A humble send-off programme for the students was organised by Malaysia Airlines at KLIA, graced by Datuk Farida Bt Mohd Ali, (Deputy Director General Public Service-Development) of the Public Service Department. The students were in a strong spirit of achievement, gratitude and excitement when they took off from our homeland and the spirit of 1Malaysia was clearly visible at the send-off where the students from all backgrounds and ethnicity shared the memorable moment together.
Malaysia Airlines Regional Senior Vice President Malaysia & ASEAN Region, Encik Muzammil Mohamad said, “Malaysia Airlines is indeed very proud to be part of this wonderful journey of these students. They can be assured of a very comfortable journey on Malaysia Airlines experiencing our A380 premium services like world-class meals, beverages, entertainment and on-board facilities. We have been working closely with JPA to help with the scholars travel and we are truly honoured to be the airline of choice for the JPA,” he added.
Datuk Farida Bt Mohd Ali, Deputy Director General Public Service (Development), said, “Malaysia Airlines is surely our first choice for scholar travel arrangements as it has offered very competitive fares for this purpose. JPA looks into best travel arrangements and Malaysia Airlines has always cooperated well with JPA in this endeavour. This assists us in our commitment to facilitate Malaysian students who would like to pursue their dreams abroad and return with a storehouse of knowledge to serve our country better,” he added.
Prior to this departure, JPA also sent a total of 520 sponsored Malaysian students to Paris, Delhi, Jakarta, Bangalore, London, Los Angeles and Hong Kong on Malaysia Airlines in August and September this year.
“Malaysia Airlines takes this opportune moment to wish the JPA scholars all the very best and our only hope is that they will succeed in pursuance of their dreams”, added Muzammil at the event.