AirAsia, a low cost carrier that flies around Asia, is planning to restart scheduled domestic flights around Malaysia on April 29, 2020. This will be followed by flights in Thailand and the Philippines on May 1, India on May 4, and Indonesia on May 7. This is all subject to approval from each country's governments. These flights are open to booking on the airlines website.
AirAsia had to temporarily halt operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resumption of flights will be for key select routes. Routes will gradually to include international routes as governments lift travel bans and the situation improves.
The president of the AirAsia Airlines group, Bo Lingam, said "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 the 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. We (are) working 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."
While flying is still technically allowed, it is recommended to stay home unless if it's absolutely necessary. While travelling, please take the proper safety precautions, practice social distancing, wash your hands, and stay safe.
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