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AirAsia to deploy over 1k Allstars at PPVs to speed up Malaysia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

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

Over 1,000 employees from AirAsia’s cabin crew, floor employees, engineers, workplace employees, and high administration will likely 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.

Equipped to serve

The marketing campaign begins this week with Allstars serving at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and the Setia City Convention Centre. They will likely be concerned with greeting and aiding individuals with registrations, making bulletins, and briefing attendees on any potential unintended 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 sure they are thrilled to be back in uniform, doing what they do best, serving people in the air and on the ground,” he mentioned. 

Aside from 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 / Image Credit: AirAsia

“While there is a commitment required, shift times are flexible. After our Allstars have signed up, the MyVAC team will get in touch with them for further scheduling arrangements according to their nearest PPV centre,” Lim Ben-Jie, Head of e-Commerce for airasia tremendous app, informed Vulcan Post.

“Moreover, we encourage Allstars who are furloughed to volunteer as part of this crucial movement to drive Malaysia’s vaccination campaign.”

Getting journey again on its toes

Thus far, 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.

According to Tony, all of their flight crew in Indonesia are already vaccinated and he’s anticipating the vast majority of Allstars inside the area to get their photographs 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 consists of getting vaccinations rolled out aggressively and effectively in addition to implementing a standardised digital well being passport amongst eligible international locations. 

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

“Ultimately, we need just around 50% of the population to be vaccinated in order for cross-border travels 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 pandemic,” acknowledged the group’s CEO.

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

Featured Image Credit: AirAsia

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