Masking no longer required on AirAsia Malaysia flights

An AirAsia aircraft taking off. — DayakDaily.com file pic. // Photo: Pixabay

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KUCHING, Sept 29: It is no longer compulsory to wear face masks onboard AirAsia Malaysia (AK) flights, but passengers may choose to wear one.

Announcing the exemption on the use of face masks on its Malaysia flights effective immediately, AirAsia said this is in line with the federal government’s recent announcement that face masks are no longer mandatory on flights.

“The use of face masks on board flights is optional for AirAsia Malaysia (AK) guests, unless they are travelling to or from destinations that require a face mask.

“Guests who wish to wear a face mask on board may continue to do so,” the statement read.

As the safety of passengers is of highest priority, AirAsia gave assurance that it will continue to operate with the strictest safety standards.

“All our aircraft are equipped with powerful HEPA filters that remove 99.99 per cent of dust particles and airborne contaminants including viruses and bacteria.

“The cabin air is completely refreshed every three minutes to ensure the highest possible quality of air throughout your flight.”

AirAsia added that it will continue to update guidelines on the use of face masks on board for all other markets that they operate. — DayakDaily