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Full-capacity flights to Sabah, Sarawak allowed under CMCO

Shaira Idris
Written by Shaira Idris

KUALA LUMPUR – May 13, 2020: Full passenger capacity flights between Peninsular Malaysia and east Malaysia are now allowed under the extended conditional movement control order (CMCO).

A new regulation for the extended CMCO authorises any public transport provider to carry the “total maximum capacity of passengers” onboard air public transport for each journey of a “scheduled flight” from Peninsular Malaysia to Sabah or Sarawak.

The “total maximum capacity of passengers” ruling also applies to a “non-scheduled flight” from Peninsular Malaysia to Sabah or Sarawak, provided that all passengers on the flight are students in Peninsular Malaysia returning to Sabah or Sarawak.

According to the new rule, such air public transport providers must ensure that they only carry a maximum 66.6 per cent of the “total maximum of load factor” for each “scheduled flight” from Sabah or Sarawak to Peninsular Malaysia.

The new set of regulations for CMCO was gazetted yesterday (May 12), and is to take effect from May 13 (today) to June 9.

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Shaira Idris

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Shaira is a 20-something accidental journalist who's currently still adapting to the world of journalism and learning the ropes of her job.