AirAsia to allow only vaccinated travelers on board – for now in Malaysia

Southeast Asia’s largest budget airline AirAsia Group has just contradicted its catchy long-time slogan “Now everyone can fly” by announcing that it will only allow fully vaccinated adult passengers on domestic flights in Malaysia as it prepares to put together a post-pandemic flight schedule.

“AirAsia Malaysia has made it mandatory for only completely vaccinated adult guests to be allowed to board its flights, effective immediately,” the carrier said in a statement on October 6, adding that those under 18 who have yet to be fully vaccinated will need to be accompanied by an inoculated family member.

It is unclear if this will apply to all AirAsia divisions in the region and also to international flights, but it appears to be implemented first in Malaysia as one of the strictest Covid-19 mitigation plans in the industry, in line so far only with Australia’s Qantas and Air New Zealand which announced the same requirement for passengers on international flights.

Check-in to be done via AirAsia’s “Super App”

AirAsia, whose employees have been fully vaccinated since August, also requires passengers to check-in via its app to significantly reduce physical interaction in the airport clearance and boarding process, the company said, adding that airport check-in, security and the boarding process have all been streamlined to make the flight experience as sterile and socially distanced as possible.

AirAsia further said it encourages all guests to check-in via the “AirAsia Super App,” a mobile platform marketed as the group’s travel and lifestyle application. Customers should make “full use” of the AirAsia Super App, from flight to hotel bookings, checking in and through to boarding with an e-boarding pass provided by the app.



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Southeast Asia’s largest budget airline AirAsia Group has just contradicted its catchy long-time slogan “Now everyone can fly” by announcing that it will only allow fully vaccinated adult passengers on domestic flights in Malaysia as it prepares to put together a post-pandemic flight schedule. "AirAsia Malaysia has made it mandatory for only completely vaccinated adult guests to be allowed to board its flights, effective immediately," the carrier said in a statement on October 6, adding that those under 18 who have yet to be fully vaccinated will need to be accompanied by an inoculated family member. It is unclear if...

Southeast Asia’s largest budget airline AirAsia Group has just contradicted its catchy long-time slogan “Now everyone can fly” by announcing that it will only allow fully vaccinated adult passengers on domestic flights in Malaysia as it prepares to put together a post-pandemic flight schedule.

“AirAsia Malaysia has made it mandatory for only completely vaccinated adult guests to be allowed to board its flights, effective immediately,” the carrier said in a statement on October 6, adding that those under 18 who have yet to be fully vaccinated will need to be accompanied by an inoculated family member.

It is unclear if this will apply to all AirAsia divisions in the region and also to international flights, but it appears to be implemented first in Malaysia as one of the strictest Covid-19 mitigation plans in the industry, in line so far only with Australia’s Qantas and Air New Zealand which announced the same requirement for passengers on international flights.

Check-in to be done via AirAsia’s “Super App”

AirAsia, whose employees have been fully vaccinated since August, also requires passengers to check-in via its app to significantly reduce physical interaction in the airport clearance and boarding process, the company said, adding that airport check-in, security and the boarding process have all been streamlined to make the flight experience as sterile and socially distanced as possible.

AirAsia further said it encourages all guests to check-in via the “AirAsia Super App,” a mobile platform marketed as the group’s travel and lifestyle application. Customers should make “full use” of the AirAsia Super App, from flight to hotel bookings, checking in and through to boarding with an e-boarding pass provided by the app.



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