AirAsia, VietJet, Bangkok Airways among other Asian carriers announced they’d resume flying majorly in the domestic routes, per Government regulations, multiple media reports confirm.
Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, China, and Australia are among the countries where flights will either be resumed or started. However, it must be noted, not all these flights will accept the regular booking and will be limited to emergency personnel or essential works that need to travel, CNN reports.
AirAsia, Bangkok Airlines, VietJet Among Other Asian Operators Resume Flying
AirAsia resumed scheduled domestic flights in Malaysia on April 29. The Malaysia-based operator has plans to continue its other international flights to Thailand (May 1), Philippines (May 17), and Indonesia (May 7), depending on respective government approvals.
In the same way, Bangkok Airways has announced it is going to resume their Bangkok to Koh Samui flights starting May 1, at a frequency of two flights a day, The Thaiger reports.
According to the media outlet, the Department of Airport director general has confirmed 32 domestic airline routes along with 14 airports across Thailand will be opened starting May, under the strict supervision of safety protocols.
Vietnam already has domestic flights operated by local airlines like VietJet, Jet Star, among others. With Vietnam’s robust handling of the virus, the nation has zero deaths and a little over 200 infections. Some tourist hotspots have already received green lights to welcome domestic tourists.
Most of these airlines are following the travel safety protocols stated to combat the spread of infection, like mandatory wearing masks by air staff, middle seat empty in planes, maintaining social distancing in the different stages of boarding and de-boarding among others.
“We will require guests to wear masks and practice universally recommended protective precautionary measures, including social distancing and observing high personal hygiene. All our aircraft, which are fitted with hospital-standard High-Efficiency Particulate Air filters, will also be sent for a thorough disinfection every night stop,” Air Asia’s executive chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said in a statement.
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