PETALING JAYA - If you travel on Firefly or MASwings between today and Malaysia Day on Sept 16, don't be surprised if you see a cabin crew from the other airline attending to you.
As part of Malaysia Airlines' Cabin Crew Integration Programme, 10 Firefly cabin crew from the peninsula will fly alongside MASwings crew on flights in Sabah and Sarawak, and vice versa, for two weeks.
Malaysia Airlines Group chief executive officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said the programme would be made an annual initiative to celebrate National Day (Merdeka Day) and Malaysia Day.
"The programme also shows our strength in which there is strong cooperation and solid support for each other," he said yesterday.
Prior to the exchange, the 20 cabin crew involved in the programme underwent training to understand the differences in operations and services of the respective carriers.
Firefly CEO Ignatius Ong said that through the programme, both carriers would be able to support each other operationally in future.
MASwings CEO Datuk Mohd Nawawi Awang said the programme fitted well with the airline's agenda of promoting national integration.
"The exchange of our cabin crew is an opportunity to expose our staff to different cultures and diversity within the states of Malaysia," he said.