To accelerate the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination program and help the travel industry recover, AirAsia Allstars (staff) will be volunteering at major Vaccination Centers (PPVs) in the Klang Valley.
More than 1,000 AirAsia cabin crew, ground crew, engineers, office staff and senior management will perform non-medical duties during the campaign period.
This initiative comes a couple of months after its logistics arm, Teleport expressed its willingness to assist in vaccine distribution around the sea.
Equipped to serve
The campaign begins this week with Allstars serving the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center and the Setia City Convention Center. They will be involved in greeting and assisting people with registrations, making announcements, and informing attendees about possible side effects.
Tony Fernandes noted that AirAsia’s cabin crew are already trained in the care and handling of medical situations, as they are the first responders on a flight. “I’m sure they are delighted to be back in uniform, doing what they do best, serving people in the air and on the ground,” he said.
In addition to engaging the team in the face of people, the top management of AirAsia subsidiaries such as OURSHOP, Teleport, Ourfarm and more will also participate.
“While a commitment is required, shift schedules are flexible. After our Allstars have signed up, the MyVAC team will contact them to arrange the schedule in accordance with the nearest PPV center, ”Lim Ben-Jie, director of e-commerce at the supermarket, told Vulcan Post. airasia application.
“Additionally, we encourage Allstars who are on leave to volunteer as part of this crucial move to advance Malaysia’s vaccination campaign.”
Returning to ride on his feet
So far, AirAsia has also been involved in the transportation of vaccines from KL to Kuching, Sarawak and Vientiane in Laos. The shipment was commissioned from Teleport by international government agencies, Lim said.
According to Tony, his entire flight crew in Indonesia are already vaccinated and he hopes that most of the stars in the region will be vaccinated in the coming months.
The entrepreneur previously expressed optimism that AirAsia’s financial recovery can be achieved in 2 years, given immunization efforts in the major economies of the SEA. This includes the implementation of vaccines aggressively and efficiently, as well as the implementation of a standardized digital health passport among eligible countries.
AirAsia saw revenue decline of up to 87% in Q1 2021 to RM298.22 million from RM2.31 billion in Q1 2020.
“Ultimately, we need only about 50% of the population to be vaccinated for cross-border travel to take off. I am confident that we will arrive soon, thanks to the hard work and strong commitment of governments and health authorities.” to end this devastating pandemic, “said the group’s executive director.
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