AirAsia gradually resumes its services to select domestic and international destinations, guests are assured of enhanced safety measures, which are in place to ensure their health and wellbeing throughout their entire journey.
AirAsia adopts a multi-layered approach to safety in the current global health situation to provide a safe, affordable and convenient experience for guests from check-in to arrival. Much emphasis is placed on safety on board with the installation of powerful High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters that effectively clean cabin air. The airline is also introducing new technology to make contactless flying a reality.
Contactless Self Check-in
AirAsia self-check-in kiosks at airport terminals have been designed to perform contactless transactions by scanning QR codes of flight bookings from mobile devices or printed boarding documents. Guests only need to check-in online to generate a code, which will activate the kiosks automatically. To initiate a contactless transaction at kiosks, guests are advised to check-in first on the AirAsia mobile app or website. The generated QR code on their mobile device or printed document after checking-in may then be scanned at the kiosk, which will always be on “active mode” to read QR codes. Scanning a QR code will automatically print boarding passes and baggage tags without having to touch the kiosk’s screen.
Safety on Ground
All passengers are mandated to wear face masks before entering the airport terminal, inside the airport vicinity and on-board the aircraft. To prevent overcrowding, airport management will ensure that only passengers with confirmed bookings will be allowed inside the terminal. Health screening stations and thermal scanners will be placed at several stations including entry points and boarding gates. Physical distancing will be strictly enforced using floor markings at queuing locations such as check in counters, immigration, baggage x-rays, and boarding gates. Hand sanitizers will continue to be provided at common areas of the terminal for hygiene and sanitation purposes.
Contactless boarding procedures will also be implemented. Passengers are encouraged to use e-boarding passes to minimize face-to-face interactions. Further, the airline is also implementing strict zone boarding procedures to ensure that there will be no crowding during boarding. AirAsia’s ground and cabin crew are required to wear their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while on-duty, inside the airport vicinity, and on-board the aircraft. Daily disinfection will take place, especially in crowded places and high-touch surfaces such as check-in counter tops, counter computers and peripherals, wheelchairs, kiosks, among others.
All aircraft undergo deep cleaning and sanitation to control or neutralize infectious elements, thus minimizing the risk of spreading any virus. Cabin disinfection takes place before and after each flight. In addition, all aircraft are equipped with air filtration systems that effectively rule out airborne transmission of contaminants. The air inside the cabin passes through powerful High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, which purify the air every two to three minutes by screening almost the entire spectrum of particles. These filters are similar to those equipped in hospital operating rooms where airborne infection is much lower compared to normal environments.
Safety Upon Arrival
During disembarkation, guests will deplane by row. Hand sanitizers at key areas will also be in place.
Additional measures, including the sale of in-flight meals and products are being taken to ensure guests have a safe and convenient journey under AirAsia’s new norm of flying. Santan meals are still served onboard, but guests will need to pre-book their hot meals online. In-flight purchasing of meals is temporarily put on hold, to lessen physical interactions in transit while cabin crew handling inflight menu items wear extra protective gear for added safety. AirAsia has also updated our cabin baggage allowance. Guests are now allowed two (2) pieces of cabin baggage not exceeding a total of 7kg in weight. (www.airasia.com)