AirAsia assures safety with enhanced measures

Aviation Updates Philippines – As it continues to roll out more routes and destinations, budget carrier AirAsia Philippines guarantees enhanced safety measures for travelling guests throughout their journey amid health and safety concerns.

“AirAsia has always put people and their safety first. Our innovations have gone beyond new products and digital solutions to include new protocols for a safer journey. Over and above local and international travel regulations, guests can confidently fly with us again,” AirAsia Philippines CEO Ricky Isla said.

AirAsia adopts a multi-layered approach in assuring safety to guests as early as arriving at the airport and continues throughout the flight. Upon arriving at the airport, several health screening stations and thermal scanners are placed at entry points and boarding gates.

Physical distancing, most importantly, will strictly be observed at the terminal using floor markings at queueing locations such as check-in counters, immigration, baggage x-rays, and boarding gates. Hand sanitizers will be available at common areas of the terminal for hygiene and sanitation purposes.

Onboard the aircraft, passengers are kept safe with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, capable of filtering out the cabin air, presently installed at default even before the pandemic. The aircraft’s cabin is continuously disinfected and cleaned before and after each flight.

The flight crew are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), while passengers are mandated of face masks. To further reduce contact, in-flight purchasing of meals is suspended except for pre-book hot meals.

With proper measures in place, a report from the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) stated: “Evidence suggests that the risk of transmission on board aircraft is low. Mask-wearing by passengers and crew will reduce the already low risk.”

Photo from AirAsia Philippines