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Tony Fernandes: AirAsia Ready For Takeoff

Tony Fernandes: AirAsia Ready For Takeoff

AirAsia is prepped to take to the skies with full frontline staff vaccination.

Hakeem Jones

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AirAsia is now ready to fly according to group CEO, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, who says 100% of operating crew and frontline staff are fully vaccinated.

He said that alongside the vaccination efforts, numerous contactless safety and hygiene measures are in place to ensure the highest standards are maintained ahead of a resumption of air travel, which is expected in the near future.

We are ready to fly and as part of our strict safety policy, we are mandating that all of our operating crew and frontline staff serving guests, including pilots, cabin crew and airport staff, are fully vaccinated to return to work.

AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes
Credit: airasia super app

He added that guests can be assured to have peace of mind when travelling with AirAsia thanks to stringent health and hygiene procedures and robust standard operating procedures.

Tony said more than 50 countries have begun opening their borders to vaccinated travellers, and hopes that ASEAN countries, in line with the accelerated vaccination efforts in the region, will follow suit.

The CEO added that he sees the end is in sight thanks to the aggressive rollout of vaccines, and hopes AirAsia can take to the skies in the coming weeks.

“We are fully prepared and ready for takeoff,” he said.

Credit: Malay Mail

According to Malay Mail, the statement said the safety of staff and guests is always their top priority, adding that they are one of the first airlines in the world to achieve the 7/7 top rating for being Covid-19 safe by experts at Airlineratings.com.

As a measure to minimise physical interaction and processing time at the airport, guests are advised to perform self check-in online via the AirAsia super app, and also use automated baggage drops to avoid fees of using a check-in desk agent.

On top of that, AirAsia also provides numerous digital payment options and accepts mobile boarding passes at all airports of operation.

Their new check-in feature also allows for guests to verify any necessary medical documents in real time, before heading to the airport, in addition to rolling out biometric facial recognition technology at key ports, starting with KLIA2.

The airline will have its check-in integrated with the government MySejahtera app to provide a seamless and hassle-free check-in experience.

With all the uncertainties Covid-19 has provided, one thing I am sure of is that we will return to the skies soon with a more robust and viable business model which isn’t solely reliant on airfares alone, as our digital transformation to become the Asean super app of choice is now fast becoming a reality.

AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes

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