AirAsia is set to resume its scheduled domestic flights commencing in Malaysia by 29 April followed by a rollout of aircraft to serve domestic routes in other Asian nations where it has airline companies.
Other AirAsia fleets across Southeast Asia will commence domestic services starting with Thailand and the Philippines on 1 May, India on 4 May and Indonesia on 7 May, subject to approval from the authorities. The resumption of services will initially be for key selected domestic routes, which will increase gradually to include international destinations around the network, once the situation improves and governments lift borders and travel restrictions.
The flights are already open for booking via its website and its mobile app. Bo Lingam, president of AirAsia Group 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.”
The carrier is working actively with all 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 it operates.