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AirAsia Philippines responds to Covid-19 surge

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MANILA, 11 January 2022: AS Covid-19 cases in Metro Manila and Calabarzon spiral AirAsia Philippines has raised its internal response alert to ensure the health and safety of its employees and passengers and prevent flight cancellations.

AirAsia Philippines has also established a Safety Plus 24/7 Team composed of different department leaders. Medical teams strengthen support and monitoring of the health and well-being of employees, including by distributing medication and vitamins to those who have contracted the virus.

The airline is now enforcing an online daily health check form that monitors the health condition of all its staff, including those who are on work at home status. Its flight operations department also clusters schedules and does regular onsite Antigen tests for flight deck and cabin crew.

AirAsia Philippines Spokesperson Steve Dailisan said, “Adequate planning and anticipation are key to mitigating the risks entailed on the unprecedented surge of Covid-19 cases. Thankfully, we have initiated the reintegration training of our hibernated staff as early as December and gradually this January, which will complement the requirements for manpower.”

AirAsia Philippines also prioritised securing booster shots for all of its employees who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 while also offering enhanced flexibility for guests who wish to move their flights amid this developing situation.

AirAsia Philippines guests travelling over the next few days are strongly encouraged to check their flight status and visit the AirAsia fly safe page for the latest updates on travel requirements.

Since 10 January 2022, all AirAsia Philippines destinations continue to observe enhanced mobility among fully vaccinated individuals, accepting vaccination cards as a primary travel requirement, with the exemption of Caticlan and Kalibo, which now requires negative RT-PCR test results taken 72 hours before departure, regardless of vaccination status.

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