To speed up the country’s COVID-19 vaccination program and help the travel industry recover, AirAsia’s Allstars (employees) will volunteer at major vaccination centers (PPVs) around the Klang Valley.
Over 1,000 AirAsia cabin crew, ground staff, engineers, office staff and senior management will perform non-medical duties throughout the campaign.
This initiative comes within two months after its logistics arm, Teleport, has expressed its willingness to do so Help distribute vaccinations around the sea.
The campaign kicks off this week with Allstars service at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center and Sitia City Convention Centre. They will participate in greeting people, helping them register, making announcements, and briefing attendees of any potential side effects.
Tony Fernandez noted that AirAsia cabin crew are already trained to provide care and handle medical situations because they are the first responders on the flight. “I’m sure they’re happy to be back in uniform, doing what they do best, serving people in the air and on the ground,” he said.
Apart from involving the people-facing team, the top management from AirAsia affiliates such as OURSHOP and Teleport, our farmAnd more, too.
“While commitment is required, turnaround times are flexible. After registering our Allstars, the MyVAC team will contact them for further scheduling arrangements according to the nearest PPV center,” Lim Ben-Jie, head of e-commerce for the super airasia app, told Vulcan Post.
“Moreover, we encourage Allstars who have been cleared to volunteer as part of this critical movement to lead the vaccination campaign in Malaysia.”
Travel back on feet
So far, AirAsia has also been involved in transporting vaccines from KL to Kuching, Sarawak and Vientiane in Laos. Lim said the shipment was commissioned by Teleport by intergovernmental bodies.
According to Tony, all of their flight crew in Indonesia have already been vaccinated and he expects the majority of Allstars in the region to get their shots in the coming months.
Businessman He previously expressed optimism That AirAsia’s financial recovery could be achieved within two years, given the fortification efforts in the major economies of Southeast Asia. This includes getting vaccinations rolled out aggressively and efficiently as well as applying a unified digital health passport between eligible countries.
AirAsia saw revenue fall by up to 87% in the first quarter of 2021 to RM298.22 million from RM2.31 billion in the first quarter of 2020.
Ultimately, we only need to vaccinate about 50% of the population for the cross-border flights to take off. I have full confidence that we will get there soon, thanks to the hard work and strong commitment of governments and health authorities in putting an end to this devastating epidemic,” the group CEO stated.
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