27-Mar-2020 9:15 AM

AirAsia Group to ground most of its fleet, suspend services network wide

AirAsia Group announced (26-Mar-2020) plans to temporarily ground most of its fleet across the whole network in response to the coronavirus outbreak. It also reported the following suspensions: 

  • AirAsia Malaysia: All services suspended from 28-Mar-2020 to 21-Apr-2020;
  • Philippines AirAsia: All services suspended from 20-Mar-2020 to 14-Apr-2020;
  • Thai AirAsia: International services suspended from 22-Mar-2020 to 25-Apr-2020, domestic routes will continue on a reduced basis; 
  • Indonesia AirAsia: International and domestic services continue at reduced frequency;
  • AirAsia India: Suspension of all services from 25-Mar-2020 for 21 days, adhering to government directives;
  • AirAsia X: Suspension of most services from 28-Mar-2020 to 31-May-2020;
  • Thai AirAsia X: Suspension of all services from 16-Mar-2020 to 16-Jun-2020.

The group added it will evaluate the situation closely and is prepared to reinstate services "as soon as the situation improves, subject to the necessary regulatory approvals". [more - original PR]

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