Air Asia to resume some flights
AirAsia is planning to resume its some of its scheduled domestic services starting in Malaysia by April 29. The first flights will be for key domestic routes only, gradually increasing over a period of time.
Malaysia will be followed by other countries where the carrier has domestic routes starting with Thailand and the Philippines on May 1, India on May 4 and Indonesia May 7 though these will be subject to approval from the relevant authorities.
Flights are already open for booking via the airline’s website and mobile app.
“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.” Said Bo Lingam, president of AirAsia Group. “We have undertaken a thorough review of our guest handling procedures both on the ground and onboard in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
The airline is working with regulators, governments, civil aviation and health authorities, and adhering to guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to ensure the highest standards of compliance are in place for every single flight.
Resumption of international services is dependent on the removal of travel restrictions and the reopening of borders.