AIRASIA Indonesia is holding a safe travel campaign entitled “Time to Fly” in Jakarta-Bali on 28-29 August 2020. This joint initiative of the Indonesia National Air Carriers Association (INACA), PT Angkasa Pura (AP) I, PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II, Airnav Indonesia and the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) is a collaborative effort to re-grow public interest in air transportation. and restore the local economy and domestic tourism.

According to AirAsia Indonesia President Director Veranita Yosephine Sinaga, as part of the national aviation industry, we play an active role in encouraging the creation of easy, comfortable and secure air transportation services. We continue to ensure operational safety from on the ground to in the air so that people don’t have to worry anymore about flying back.

“AirAsia has taken a number of initiatives to improve guests’ comfort by installing transparent barriers at check-in counters and minimizing contact between guests and staff through online check-in facilities on the AirAsia web or application. Safety during flights is further maintained with the HEPA air filter feature which can renew the air in the cabin every 2-3 minutes,” Veranita said.

She added, the selection of Bali as the destination for the safe travel campaign was also based on the results of AirAsia’s digital survey which showed Bali as a favorite destination for AirAsia customers with 45% of customers choosing Bali as the destination to visit. In line with that, we will gradually reopen flights from our hub in Bali to Labuan Bajo, Lombok, Yogyakarta and Solo starting September 2020.

“On the QZ 7520 flight from the Jakarta-Bali route, AirAsia distributed hygiene kits and provided education to AirAsia guests regarding security procedures both on land and in the air which included: mandatory wearing masks before, during and after flights, carrying out health and body temperature checks before fly, clean hands regularly, maintain personal hygiene, follow markers to maintain a safe distance and pay attention to cabin crew directions while on the plane,” Veranita noted.

She explained, AirAsia continues to urge all customers who will travel to always follow the directions of the health protocol to support the creation of a safe and comfortable transportation and tourism ecosystem for the common interest.

In addition, she continued, all AirAsia cabin crew have carried out medical tests, wearing masks, gloves and face shield, and has been trained to periodically monitor all guests during the flight. All services on board, including the serving of food, are carried out in accordance with applicable health and safety standards.

All AirAsia fleets are equipped with HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arresters) air filters which can renew the air in the cabin every 2-3 minutes and filter 99.9% of dust particles and airborne contaminants such as viruses and bacteria. Before the flight is carried out, the aircraft cabin is sprayed with disinfectant liquid and then the aircraft is thoroughly disinfected immediately after completing the flight in accordance with AirAsia operational safety standards.

AirAsia applies strict standards in the transportation of passengers and goods as set by governments, civil aviation authorities and local and global health agencies, including the World Health Organization (WHO). []