Air Asia accepts vax cards as primary travel requirement

Published January 11, 2022, 8:20 AM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

AirAsia Philippines 2022 Outlook

All AirAsia Philippines domestic destinations continue to accept vaccination cards as a primary travel requirement, except for Caticlan, Kalibo, Tacloban, Bacolod, Iloilo and Zamboanga, which now require negative RT-PCR test results taken 72 hours prior to departure, regardless of vaccination status, the airline stated in its latest travel advisory.

Amidst the surge of COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila plus (Metro Manila and CALABARZON), the low cost carrier said in a statement Tuesday, Jan. 11, it has elevated its internal COVID-19 response to ensure the safety of employees and guests, optimizing operations to avoid canceling flights.

AirAsia Philippines established a Safety Plus 24/7 Team composed of different department leaders and the People and Culture – Medical team to monitor the health of employees and distribute medication to those who have contracted the virus.

The airline now requires all employees, including those who are working at home, to submit online daily health check forms to monitor their health.

Its flight operations department is also clustering schedules and does regular onsite Antigen tests for flight deck and cabin crew.

“Adequate planning and anticipation are key to mitigating the risks entailed on the unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases,” said AirAsia Philippines Spokesperson Steve Dailisan.

“Thankfully, we initiated the reintegration training of our hibernated staff as early as December and this January, they will complement the requirements for manpower,” he noted.

“Internally, we have added layers in monitoring and clustering among our Allstar frontliners to make sure our flight schedules remain unhampered during these times,” according to Dailisan.

AirAsia Philippines also prioritized securing booster shots for all of its employees who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

On top of this, the airline offered enhanced flexibility among guests who wish to move their flights.

They can avail of the unlimited rebooking option with no change fees by accessing the manage my flight option through the airasia Super App or airasia.com.

However, AirAsia Philippines guests traveling over the next few days should check their flight status and visit the airasia flysafe page for the latest updates on travel requirements.

 
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