AirAsia To Resume Domestic Flights On 29 April

International flights will resume after nations open their borders and lift travel restrictions.

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AirAsia will be resuming domestic flights in Malaysia after the Movement Control Order (MCO) ends

In a press release, the low-cost airline said that customers can start booking domestic flights on its website and mobile app starting today, 17 April.

AirAsia stated that they will resume their service for domestic flights flying from 29 April onwards, followed by their operations in Thailand (1 May), the Philippines (1 May), India (4 May), and Indonesia (7 May).

The resumption of domestic flights is, however, subject to the approval of the local authorities.

AirAsia said only selected domestic routes will be resumed, before slowly expending to more destinations in Malaysia

International flights will also resume once the situation improves and governments open borders and lift travel restrictions.

AirAsia said they will be disinfecting the aircraft after each flight and that each aircraft will be fitted with hospital-standard High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters.

"We are very pleased to be able to fly again and to serve our guests starting with domestic routes, and hope to resume full operations as soon as possible," AirAsia Group president (airlines) Bo Lingam.

"At AirAsia, the safety and well-being of our guests and employees is always our highest priority. We work actively with all our regulators, local governments, civil aviation, and health authorities, including adhering to guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to ensure the highest standards of compliance and conformance are in place for every single flight we operate in our network."

To check the domestic flight schedules, visit AirAsia's website here.

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