AirAsia Philippines has assured its guests that all its domestic flights will continue and mobility for fully-vaccinated travelers will be assured after the Metro Manila Council passed a resolution imposing travel curbs on unvaccinated individuals.
Under MMC Resolution 22-01, unvaccinated persons may only travel for essential tasks.
It also restricts individuals aged 17 and below, senior citizens, pregnant women, and persons with comorbidities from engaging in intra and inter zonal travel via land, sea and air.
“AirAsia will always prioritize the safety of our guests while remaining committed to their needs for air transportation. In compliance with the resolution signed by Metro Manila Mayors, we will continue to fly eligible vaccinated individuals and unvaccinated guests with essential travel passes only,” AirAsia Philippines Spokesperson Steve Dailisan said.
“The airline continues to be flexible to adjust to new strategies set amid the emergence of new variants, hence we kindly request our guests to stay abreast with the regulations set by different local government units,” he added.
To date over 9.58 million individuals or 97 percent of the target 9.8 million population in Metro Manila have received their full dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Given the high vaccination rate in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, we remain optimistic of continued strong demand for air travel and mobility among vaccinated individuals. We have robust COVID mitigation procedures in place and all of our operating flight and ground crew are fully vaccinated,” Dailisan said.
“However, while travel guidelines are still being revised in line with the current situation, we will continue to provide flexible flight options for our guests should they wish to move their flight to a later date. With safety always being our top priority, we must increase our vigilance so we can best deal with any emerging COVID-19 variant,” Dailisan added.
To ensure they have a safe working environment across all touchpoints amid the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases, AirAsia Philippines regularly conducts antigen testing for Allstars working on-site.
AirAsia Philippines also continues to coordinate with local government units for the booster shots of its Allstars. To date, 20 percent of those who were fully vaccinated have already received their booster shots. The airline targets to get booster shots for 660 Allstars or 50 percent of those who have been already fully vaccinated by the end of January.
Al AirAsia Philippines flight crew will likewise start wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) once again, in all flights as part of the airline’s strict safety protocol.
Guests who wish to make booking changes online may go to airasia.com and click on the AVA icon on the lower right of the screen. From the categories available, click on “Booking Changes” then “Flight Change” and finally “My flight was changed by AirAsia.” From there, simply follow the instructions to make changes to your booking.
AirAsia Philippines is offering unlimited move flight option subject to fare difference.