Malaysia – Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) anticipates a robust recovery in its business, as well as a seamless operation with no labor shortages, after the resumption of interstate flights.
According to group chief marketing and customer experience officer Lau Yin May, MAB, in a show of unity, retained its full workforce in readiness for traffic recovery despite a difficult time caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.
She said that they have constantly plan for the demand to come back, and that it’s not like they can train employees overnight. It’ll take time.
“During the pandemic, many airlines did not think about keeping workers. It’s not easy but we’re happy we kept our staff” she told reporters.
Stella Lau, chief executive officer of SEGi, was also in attendance.
To summarize, thousands of worldwide aviation sector employees were let off or retired because of airlines’ financial problems caused by the Covid-19 crisis.
Commercial airlines, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States, are presently unable to handle the unexpected increase in air passenger volume due to a pilot shortage.
MAB employs about 11,000 people at the moment, including 1,049 pilots and 2,034 cabin staff.
Lau said that the MoU will support both MAB and SEGi’s business objectives of developing the world’s finest people.
She added that as the national carrier, the responsibility extends beyond providing airline services to recognizing the need of developing future-ready people and developing a pipeline of innovators to serve the aviation or tourism industries.
The MoU focuses on a variety of initiatives, including a student internship and placement program, industry visits and event co-organization, the creation of a blended academic agenda, collaborative research efforts, and cross-marketing and promotional activities. SEGi students would benefit from the airline’s digitalized student travel program, MHexplorer, which includes a 30% airfare discount for all locations, an extra 10kg of check-in luggage, and Enrich points rewards on school costs.