AirAsia PHL: 92% of flight crew got jabs


AirAsia Philippines on Monday said that 92 percent of its flight operations team, including pilots and cabin crew, have already been vaccinated against Covid-19.

To date, 90 percent of the flight deck and 94 percent of the cabin crew have taken the shot as part of the company’s drive to have its entire organization vaccinated this month.

Meanwhile, 86 percent of the ground staff have also been vaccinated. According to the airline, this is a significant development considering that, aside from the flight crew, ground staff (check-in counters and baggage handlers) directly interact with guests.

The airline attributed the significant increase in the number of inoculated staff to its “Take the Shot” internal campaign, which strongly encourages employees to take their Covid-19 vaccines whenever possible, regardless of the brand.

The campaign was also extended to the airline’s guests through a series of promotions such as the offering of free “hot seat” upgrade until August 31 and the distribution of alwaysREDy Care kits to fully vaccinated passengers.

A recent survey conducted by AirAsia Philippines revealed that over 90 percent of its guests feel confident to fly with a fully vaccinated crew.

AirAsia Philippines Spokesperson Steve Dailisan said, “The efforts on ensuring that our Allstars get vaccinated stems from AirAsia’s core values of putting people first. We hope our guests feel valued because we are putting a premium to their safety amid threats of the Covid-19 Delta variant spread. However, we would still want to remind our guests to strictly observe established health and safety protocols as we all move forward to a better normal.”

To date, 88 percent of the total 1,457 Filipino Allstars have been vaccinated in partnership with the various local government units.

Meanwhile, the Airasia group reported that 81 percent of its total work force have been inoculated against Covid-19.

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