MASwings brings Hari Raya cheer onboard
THE JOYFUL HARI RAYA celebration is a chance for Muslims around the world during the new month of Syawal to gather with family and friends and greet each other with forgiveness and mark a new beginning. During this joyful event, it is also a time to reconnect with extended families and friends as well as pay respect to elders.
With Hari Raya creeping closer each day, MASwings is bringing out the air of festivity on board selected flights within Sabah and Sarawak by having cabin crew don traditional Baju Melayu and Baju Kurung in the hopes of bringing the same cheerful celebratory spirit and also to strengthen the relationship between the company, staff and the community.
On July 25th, the unveiling of the cabin crew in Baju Melayu and Baju Kurung costumes was officiated by Assistant Minister of Tourism Sarawak, Datuk Talib Zulpilip at MASwings’ VIP Media Room at Kuching International Airport (KIA).
According to MASwings Chief Executive Officer, Captain Ritzerwan Rashid, the initiative is an effort to bring MASwings closer to its community, starting with the people who travel between the cities of Borneo.
Ritzerwan added that passengers were welcome to take photos with the cabin crew in full Baju Kurung and Baju Melayu as a happy remembrance of their flight on MASwings during the festive celebration.
Flight attendants Mohd Khairuzaman and Anastasia who were among those donning our beautiful traditional costumes looked equally striking and enchanting said that it was definitely a chance to show our national theme during Hari Raya especially among tourists as well as local passengers.
Looking lovely in a white Baju Kebaya, Fifi Sunesty who has been working as a MASwing flight attendant was excited by the idea of wearing a traditional outfit during this joyous occasion as she feels that traditional clothes would definitely draw interest among tourist and at the same time add to the jubilant mode of Hari Raya.
With white as her choice of colour for baju kebaya, she said that the colour was neutral and easy to accessorise.
For Ron Lloyd, his eye-catching purple was the first Baju Melayu he’d ever purchased and he agreed that the traditional clothes would definitely bring out the feeling of festivity on board for Hari Raya.
During the launching on July 25th, Talib was also handing out Raya envelopes to all the passengers boarding the morning MASwing flight.
And so for those who might be travelling back home during the festive season in MASwings, be expected to feel the warmth, welcoming ambience from the cabin crew as they will be donning our beautiful traditional attire with pride on board and don’t be surprise to feel the joyful vibe of Hari Raya radiating throughout your flight. Selamat Hari Raya!