SEPANG, 27 January 2022 - AirAsia successfully launched its inaugural resumption flight to Phnom Penh yesterday following the much-celebrated resumption of flights to Phnom Penh from Kuala Lumpur news last month.
The inaugural service on an Airbus A320 aircraft departed Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) at 1240hr yesterday via flight AK 538 were sent-off by Nur Liyana Mahizzan, Head of Commercial.
Riad Asmat, AirAsia Malaysia CEO said, “Phnom Penh has always been a very popular leisure destination for AirAsia in the past, and we are excited to launch the inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur after almost two years. The overwhelming response as seen today signifies a strong pent-up demand for international leisure travel and we expect a strong rebound as international restrictions continue to ease.
“AirAsia is proud to support this initiative by the Cambodian government and we look forward to launching more flights to the country soon. From an operational standpoint, we have extensively prepared to ensure all of our guests can travel safely, seamlessly and with peace of mind.”
Fully vaccinated travelers from Malaysia who wish to travel to Cambodia must meet the requirements set by the Cambodian Government prior to purchasing their flights and upon arrival.
From now onwards, guests can book their flights to Phnom Penh from just RM194 one way for travel between now and 23 March 2022 through the ‘Flights’ icon on the airasia Super App. Guests can secure great value flights+hotel deals of up to 30% off through the ‘SNAP’ icon on the Super App. Guests can also book their hotels separately under the “Hotels'' icon with savings up to 10% using the promo code AAHOTEL10.
Guests across Malaysia could also look forward to the inaugural flights for three new domestic routes this week - Penang-Sibu (27 January - Thursday), Johor Bahru-Bintulu (28 January - Friday), and Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Terengganu (30 January - Sunday).
AirAsia has spent the period of downtime in flights over the past 18 months to further enhance and revamp its flight procedures and processes. In the highest interest of safety and wellbeing of all its guests and employees, only fully-vaccinated cabin crew and ground staff will operate flights and be on-duty at airport terminals. Furthermore, AirAsia assures the highest safety standards are in place as part of its robust Covid-19 mitigation plan including by accepting only fully-vaccinated guests onboard, making it mandatory to check-in via the airasia Super App, and rolling out the FACES facial recognition boarding system that will make the entire travel journey fully digital and contactless.
Despite the flight hibernation for a good part of the past 20 months, all AirAsia’s aircraft are properly maintained according to procedures set by the manufacturer. AirAsia has set up an in-house maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) unit called Asia Digital Engineering that provides services not only to AirAsia but also other airlines. Moreover, all its pilots and cabin crew are regularly trained for mandatory refresher courses and ongoing retraining so that they are on top of their job.
For more information on AirAsia’s safety measures and travel SOPs, please read the latest travel advisory here.