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AirAsia is set to resume scheduled domestic flights commencing with Malaysia on April 29, 2020, followed by Thailand and the Philippines on May 1, India on May 4 and Indonesia on May 7, subject to approval from the authorities.

The resumption of services will initially be for key select 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 the website and our mobile app. Guests may use their credit accounts to redeem for these flights.

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Further details on more routes and flight schedule will be announced in the coming weeks, says the airline group.

President (Airlines) of AirAsia 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.”

Passengers are advised to practise the universally recommended protective precautionary measures including wearing a mask, social distancing and observing high personal hygiene. The aircraft, which are fitted with hospital-standard High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, will also be sent for thorough disinfection after each flight.”