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AirAsia volunteers Allstars to assist Malaysia’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout


To speed up the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination programme and assist the journey trade get well, AirAsia’s Allstars (workers) shall be volunteering at main vaccination centres (PPV) round Klang Valley. 

Over 1,000 workers from AirAsia’s cabin crew, floor workers, engineers, workplace workers, and prime administration shall be finishing up non-medical duties all through the marketing campaign interval.

This initiative is available in a few months after its logistics arm, Teleport expressed its willingness to assist in the distribution of vaccinations round SEA.

Outfitted to serve

The marketing campaign begins this week with Allstars serving on the Kuala Lumpur Conference Centre and the Setia Metropolis Conference Centre. They are going to be concerned with greeting and aiding individuals with registrations, making bulletins, and briefing attendees on any potential unwanted effects.

Tony Fernandes famous that AirAsia’s cabin crew are already educated in caregiving and dealing with medical conditions as they’re the primary responders on a flight. “I’m certain they’re thrilled to be again in uniform, doing what they do finest, serving individuals within the air and on the bottom,” he mentioned. 

Other than getting the people-facing staff concerned, higher administration from AirAsia’s subsidiaries like OURSHOP, Teleport, Ourfarm, and extra, will even be concerned.

Volunteering Allstars at a PPV / Picture Credit score: AirAsia

“Whereas there’s a dedication required, shift instances are versatile. After our Allstars have signed up, the MyVAC staff will get in contact with them for additional scheduling preparations in line with their nearest PPV centre,” Lim Ben-Jie, Head of e-Commerce for airasia tremendous app, advised Vulcan Put up.

“Furthermore, we encourage Allstars who’re furloughed to volunteer as a part of this important motion to drive Malaysia’s vaccination marketing campaign.”

Getting journey again on its ft

Up to now, AirAsia has additionally been concerned in transporting vaccines from KL to Kuching, Sarawak, and to Vientiane in Laos. The cargo was commissioned to Teleport by worldwide authorities our bodies, Lim mentioned.

In response to Tony, all of their flight crew in Indonesia are already vaccinated and he’s anticipating nearly all of Allstars inside the area to get their pictures within the upcoming months.

The entrepreneur beforehand expressed his optimism that AirAsia’s monetary restoration is achievable inside 2 years, given immunisation efforts in main SEA economies. This contains getting vaccinations rolled out aggressively and effectively in addition to implementing a standardised digital well being passport amongst eligible nations. 

AirAsia noticed a income decline of as much as 87% in Q1 2021 to RM298.22 million from RM2.31 billion posted in Q1 2020.

“In the end, we’d like simply round 50% of the inhabitants to be vaccinated to ensure that cross-border travels to take off. I’ve full confidence that we are going to get there quickly, due to the arduous work and robust dedication of governments and well being authorities in placing an finish to this devastating pandemic,” said the group’s CEO.

  • You possibly can learn extra of what we’ve written about AirAsia right here.
  • You possibly can learn extra COVID-19 vaccination articles we’ve written about right here.

Featured Picture Credit score: AirAsia





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