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AirAsia India operates with fully vaccinated crew on 9 flights across multiple metro sectors AirAsia

AirAsia India operates with fully vaccinated crew on 9 flights across multiple metro sectors

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 Jun 2021, 04:41 pm

Mumbai: AirAsia India on Friday operated 9 flights with fully vaccinated crew including cabin crew and pilots, the airline said.

The sectors flown by fully vaccinated crew included Bengaluru-Kolkata, Kolkata-Bengaluru, Bengaluru-Chennai, Chennai-Guwahati, Guwahati-Bengaluru, Bengaluru-Pune, Pune-Jaipur, Jaipur-Pune and Pune-Bengaluru.

In keeping with AirAsia’s core values, ‘Safety Always’ and ‘People First,’ the airline has been conducting free inoculation drives for all its eligible Allstars and their dependants and became the first airline in India to announce that 99.5% of its guest-facing operational staff including Pilots, Cabin Crew, Security, Ground Staff, and Catering Operations had been inoculated with their first doses, the company said in a release.

The operating crew members on these sectors are fully vaccinated, having received both doses in line with guidelines from health authorities and after going through all the mandatory tests and certified by the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Sangeeta Kujur.

Capt. Manish Uppal, Head of Operations, AirAsia India said, “This is commitment to stand tall against challenges, and continue flying high. The safety of our guests and our Allstars is primary and we are in the process of completing our vaccination drives covering the second dose for all eligible employees in operations and guest facing roles. We believe that complete vaccination will be the foundation to revive the industry for a better tomorrow.”   

Headquartered in Bengaluru, India,  AirAsia India Limited is a venture between Tata Sons Private Limited and AirAsia Investment Limited. AirAsia India commenced operations on 12th June 2014 and flies to 17 destinations and over 240 direct and connecting routes across India with 32 Airbus A320 aircraft.