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Covid-19: AirAsia Group suspends most flights

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KUALA LUMPUR — March 27, 2020:  AirAsia Group has temporarily suspended all of its international flights for operations in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.

At the same time AirAsia Indonesia has significantly reduced the frequency of its international flights, while domestic operations continue at reduced frequencies.

“The board believes this temporary fleet hibernation is the right thing to do to ensure the well-being of our guests and employees, which will remain as the top priority of our business during this challenging time.

“The company will continue to evaluate the situation closely and is prepared to reinstate the services as soon as the situation improves, subject to the necessary regulatory approvals,” said AirAsia in a filing to Bursa Malaysia yesterday.

AirAsia Malaysia’s international and domestic flights are being suspended from tomorrow to April 21 while AirAsia Philippines’ temporary suspension of its international and domestic flights is effective March 20 to April 14.

For AirAsia Thailand, the temporary suspension of all international flights started on March 22 and will last until April 25.

AirAsia India, which only flies domestic routes, has temporarily suspended flights for 21 days starting March 25 as required by the authorities there.

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