AirAsia X’s third and last rescue flight, D7 2999 finally arrived Kuala Lumpur International Airport from Cairo today at 0615 am, carrying 380 students safely home. YBhg. Datuk Mohamed Thajudeen Abdul Wahab of the National Security Council was also part of the entourage onboard the flight.
The airline deployed its first rescue flight on 22 August 2013 carrying 364 passengers and its 2nd rescue flight on 27 August 2013, carrying 366 passengers. In total, the airline carried 1,110 Malaysian students’ home, completing its final rescue flight from Cairo to Kuala Lumpur.
Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X said, “Alhamdulillah that everything went well and the students have safely returned home in Malaysia. We thank the government, the National Security Council, Malaysia Airports, and relevant authorities for their support in ensuring our rescue mission went well, and for having faith in the airline in carrying out this mission for our beloved country, Malaysia.”
“It’s definitely a good feeling to see all passengers arrive home safely and that they have reunited with their family members. We are pleased to be part of this rescue mission and fulfill our responsibility in serving Malaysia and our people.”
“I am also thankful and pleased to have a team of dedicated staff who were able to ensure that the arrangements were made to send the three rescue flights to Cairo. The success of the entire rescue flight mission would not have materialised without their dedication and hard work,” concluded Azran.
YBhg. Datuk Mohamed Thajudeen Abdul Wahab, Secretary of National Security Council said, “We thank AirAsia X, the wonderful team and others who were involved in ensuring the success of this voluntary evacuation and also for their full co-operation in meeting with the requirements for the preparations we had to make for this evacuation”