You’ll see the familiar uniform again, as more than 300 AirAsia Allstars volunteer at mega Covid-19 vaccine centres to help get Malaysia vaccinated. The Allstars (staff) are rolling up their sleeves from this week, to assist with non medical duties at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and Setia City Convention Centre.
AirAsia Allstars volunteer
More than 1,000 Allstars are expected to play a role in the nationwide vaccination programme as it kicks into high gear in coming months. The Allstars, comprising AirAsia cabin crew, ground staff, engineers, office staff and even top management will be carrying out the non medical duties. These include greeting and assisting people with the registration, making announcements, and briefing on any possible symptoms. As part of the vaccine campaign, AirAsia has also donated its Pendang bottled water throughout the day for volunteers and those receiving vaccinations.
You may even catch their hands-on boss, Tony Fernandes, doing his bit with them.
…. I’m proud that our cabin crew, who are well trained in caregiving and handling medical situations, are doing their part. 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. Many of our management team and CEOs from different businesses like airasia farm, airasia money, Teleport and e-commerce are also dedicating their time to help get Malaysia vaccinated. Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group CEO
He added that AirAsia is committed to giving back to society and is helping the Government to achieve its target of 80% of the population vaccinated by the end of the year. AirAsia has also been instrumental in transporting vaccines from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kuching in East Malaysia and to Vientiane in Laos.
AirAsia Allstars are encouraged to do the right thing by getting vaccinated as soon as possible. He has already congratulated those who managed to sign up for the opt-in, limited Astra Zeneca shots from mid March. All operating flight crew in Indonesia are already vaccinated and Fernandes expects the majority of Allstars in the region will have taken their shots in the next few months.
In an acknowledgment to the current border closures that are keeping most of the Group’s aircraft in Malaysia on the ground, he noted that realistically, we need at least 50% of the population to be vaccinated in order for cross border travels to take off.
…. Tourism and air travel are critical to our economic recovery. The combination of vaccines being aggressively and efficiently rolled out, better education, vaccination and a standardised digital health passport among countries are key to a strong air travel recovery.
Stay safe and stay strong everyone.