Maskargo flights to fight Covid-19
MAB Kargo, the logistics arm of Malaysia Airlines, is working to ensure that Malaysians have access to much-needed medical equipment and supplies, using Maskargo flights and cargo space management of goods flown into the country, mostly from China.
The initial movement started in early February, with freighters flying the Malaysian government's contribution for the Chinese government during the height of the situation in China. Now, the situation has reversed. Last Wednesday (25.03.2020) saw the first of these flights.
In the next few days, Maskargo will be flying in more than 10 million pieces of masks and ventilators from Shanghai and Guangzhou. Apart from flying medical goods, Maskargo has also provided free storage facilities prior to distribution at the air cargo complex. (ah)