Retrenched airplane pilot opens Malaysian food stand

Posted by Anita Froneman on 11 November 2020

Things have not been easy for employees in the aviation industry, as countless airlines were grounded for several months due to COVID-19. Many have had to let go of staff, and even highly qualified individuals like pilots are looking for other sources of income.

A pilot in Malaysia named Azrin Mohamad Zawawi is in a similar boat and has turned to another passion of his to make ends meet. Zawawi is now cooking fresh Malaysian cuisine every day at a food stand in Kuala Lumpur, aptly called ‘Kapten Corner’ (Captain’s Corner).

A picture of him dressing the part has been shared to social media and his business has taken off since then.

‘Yesterday my son Captain Azrin Mohamad Zawawi manned his Kapten Corner stall at Boom Town USJ11 in full pilot uniform. He wouldn’t know when he will be donning the uniform again as a pilot as nobody knows about the future of the aviation industry,’ his father posted on Facebook.

Yesterday my son Captain Azrin Mohamad Zawawi manned his Kapten Corner stall at Boom Town USJ11 in full pilot uniform….

Posted by Mohamad Zawawi Ahmad on Monday, 2 November 2020

Zawawi says the most important thing is to remain positive. ‘Embrace the challenge and never give up… It’s like flying the aircraft, we always move forward,’ he told Reuters.

Also read:

Pilots look to non-aviation jobs as airlines tumble

Picture: Facebook/Azrin Mohamad Zawawi






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