AirAsia has announced that it will resume domestic flights by end of this month. The resumption of service will first commence with Malaysia on 29 April 2020, followed by Thailand (1 May 2020), the Philippines, (1 May 2020), India (4 May 2020) and Indonesia (7 May 2020), which are subject to government approval.
Once the situation improves and the government lifts borders and travel restrictions, it will increase gradually to include international destinations around the network.
“We are very pleased to be able to fly again and to serve our guests starting with domestic routes, and hope to resume full operations as soon as possible,” President (Airline) of AirAsia Group, Bo Lingam said in the press statement.
“We have undertaken a thorough review of our guest handling procedures both on ground and onboard in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have been working closely with the airport authorities to ensure that all the relevant precautionary measures are in place to ensure a safe, pleasant and comfortable journey for everyone,” he continued.
Guests are advised to practice protective precautionary measures when on board, which includes wearing a mask, social distancing and observe high personal hygiene. The aircrafts are fitted with hospital-standard High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, and will also have thorough disinfection after each flight.
“At AirAsia, the safety and wellbeing of our guests and employees is always our highest priority. We work actively with all our regulators, local governments, civil aviation and health authorities, including adhering to guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to ensure the highest standards of compliance and conformance are in place for every single flight we operate in our network,” said Bo Lingam.
Further details on more routes and flight schedule will be announced in the coming weeks, subject to government approvals. The flights listed are already open for bookings via airasia.com or the mobile app and guests may use their credit to redeem these flights.
For more information or queries, visit airasia.com