KUALA LUMPUR: Over 300 AirAsia Allstars (staff) are rolling up their sleeves to help out at mega Covid-19 vaccine centres as facility volunteers this week, assisting with non medical duties at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and the Setia City Convention Centre.
More than 1,000 Allstars are expected to play a role in the nationwide vaccination programme as it kicks into high gear in the coming months.
To ensure a smooth experience for everyone taking the shot, AirAsia cabin crew, ground staff, engineers, office staff as well as top management will be carrying out the non medical duties, including 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 getting vaccinated.
“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,” said Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group CEO.
“AirAsia has always been about the people. We are proud to help the Government accelerate the vaccination rate and achieve its target of 80% of the population vaccinated by the end of the year,” he added.
“We are committed to giving back to the society and to be in service to the people in any way possible, and to encourage more people to also join hands to help achieve the nation’s vaccination target.”
AirAsia has also been instrumental in transporting vaccines from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kuching in East Malaysia and to Vientiane in Laos.
“Taking the shot is a key way to get Malaysia back on its feet and I would like to commend and congratulate our own Allstars who are doing the right thing by getting vaccinated as soon as possible. All of our operating flight crew in Indonesia are already vaccinated and we expect the majority of our Allstars in the region will have taken their shots in the next few months.
“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.
“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.”