More signs of recovery. Asia largest low-cost carrier announced that will resume its scheduled domestic flights on April 29.
As a sign of gradual recovery, Air Asia will start operating domestic flights in Malaysia on April 29. After Malaysia, the airline also plans to resume its operation in Thailand (May 1), Philippines (May 1), India (May 4) and Indonesia (May 7), subject to government’s approval.
In a a first stage, the resumption of services will be only for selected domestic routes, but the airline plans to extend to some international destinations “once the situation improves and governments lift borders and travel restrictions”.
“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. 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” said the President of AirAsia Group, Bo Lingam.
The airline advises passengers to follow the recommended protective measures as “wearing a mask, social distancing and observing high personal hygiene”. The airline adds that all of its airplanes are equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters and that a “thorough disinfection” will take place after each flight,.