Air Asia will resume domestic flights in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, India and Indonesia, the carrier said in a statement posted on its website.
The airline said the flights are currently subject to approval from authorities.
Flights in Malaysia will begin on April 29 , flights in Thailand and the Philippines will commence on May 1, flights in India are set to begin May 4, and flights in Indonesia will start May 7.
The low-cost carrier said further details on more routes and the flight schedules will be announced in the coming weeks.
“The resumption of services will initially be for key selected domestic routes, which will increase gradually to include international destinations around the network, once the situation improves and governments lift borders and travel restrictions,” reads a statement from Air Asia.
The flights are open for booking through the airasia.com website and the airline’s mobile app. Air Asia said guests may use their credit accounts to redeem for these flights.
Air Asia is advising guests to practise protective precautionary measures such as wearing a mask, social distancing and observing high personal hygiene on the flight. The airline said the aircraft are fitted with “hospital-standard” High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters and will also be sent for a thorough disinfection after each flight.
“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. We have undertaken a thorough review of our guest handling procedures both on ground and onboard in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have been working closely with the airport authorities to ensure that all the relevant precautionary measures are in place to ensure a safe, pleasant and comfortable journey for everyone,” said Bo Lingam, president (Airlines) of AirAsia Group.