KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 2020 : AirAsia will increase its flight frequencies to Langkawi, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Penang.
Chief executive officer Riad Asmat told Bernama today that the routes are from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, as well as from Johor Bahru to Kuching and Penang.
He said the number of add-on flights for next month would be announced soon.
“Since the resumption of our flights post-hibernation mode, we are witnessing encouraging demand for domestic travel.
“We will continue to monitor demand and hope to gradually increase the frequencies from our other hubs such as Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, and Penang in the near future,” he said.
AirAsia’s other domestic destinations are Alor Setar, Ipoh, Kota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu, Miri, Bintulu, Sibu, Sandakan, Tawau and Labuan.
Riad said AirAsia will continue to educate travellers about safe flying to build their confidence during the Covid-19 recovery process.
International Air Transport Association had said that evidence suggests the risk of Covid-19 transmission on aircraft is extremely low.
AirAsia has implemented various measures throughout different flight phases such as temperature screenings, limited hand-carry item, face mask usage, end-to-end contactless procedures, proper hygiene standards and inflight medical training for cabin crew.
Passengers are seated facing forward with the seatback serving as a solid barrier, while the cabin air is fully filtered and renewed every 2-3 minutes through the hospital-grade high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, ensuring clean cabin air.
Coupled with a layered approach of biosafety measures covering the entire passenger journey, the risk of transmission onboard is further minimised.
“With continuous information provided to our guests, we believe this will help to build the confidence of our travellers to start flying again,” said Riad.
He said AirAsia would begin the operations of international flights once the situation improves and governments lift borders and travel restrictions.
He said the airline would for the next six months continues with the diversification of its revenue base with a more rigorous and market-friendly approach to further expand its digital and ancillary businesses such as Santan, Teleport and BigPay.
He added that AirAsia would also be focused on supporting government initiatives to promote local tourism.