Tips for tourists flying to Langkawi under tourism bubble programme


Local airlines have assured that they have the proper measures in place to fly passengers safely to Langkawi under the tourism bubble pilot project.

These include vaccinating all employees and ensuring that aircraft are properly maintained and ready for travel.

AirAsia for one, has implemented contactless technological innovations and improvements that will allow passengers to travel with enhanced comfort and a more seamless experience at the airport.

"Guests can look forward to a convenient and seamless self-check-in feature that allows for easy uploading and instant verification of health and vaccination documents via the Airasia Super App, before heading to the airport.

"(This) means, no more queuing at the counters or crowding at the airport," AirAsia said in a statement.

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The carrier added that only fully-vaccinated flight crew will operate its flights to Langkawi.Other safety measures is also implemented within the aircraft.

"Built-in safety features of the aircraft itself, where the cabin air circulation and filtration provides hospital-grade airflow, ensures flying continues to be the safest mode of transportation, as proven by various international studies," AirAsia said.

The Langkawi International Airport is set to be bustling again when tourists arrive under the tourism bubble pilot programme. - FilepicThe Langkawi International Airport is set to be bustling again when tourists arrive under the tourism bubble pilot programme. - Filepic

The carrier added that it goes through stringent cleaning process of its aircraft.

"All of our aircraft are cleaned and sanitised after each flight and during every night stop, they go through a thorough two-hour deep cleaning process, in compliance with instructions from health authorities," AirAsia said.

Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) – the parent company of Malaysia Airlines and Firefly – is also taking the necessary steps to keep passengers safe.

"MAG’s Fly Confidently campaign remains in full swing to ensure customers and employees' safety are protected at every step of the way," the company said in a statement.

MAG added that passengers should also do their part and stay informed on the latest standard operating procedure by the National Security Council.

Here are some helpful tips for passengers planning to fly to Langkawi, as outlined by AirAsia:

  • Ensure that you (and your family) are eligible to travel.
  • Self-check-in is mandatory to minimise physical contact and crowding at the airport.
  • Arrive early at the airport.
  • Wear a face mask before, during and after the flight.
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