Face mask not compulsory on AirAsia flights


KUALA LUMPUR: Face masks are now exempted on AirAsia Malaysia flights with immediate effect.

This comes following the announcement by the government that face masks are no longer mandatory on flights.

In a statement quoted by Bernama, AirAsia said the use of face masks onboard flights was optional for its guests, unless they were travelling to or from destinations that required a face mask.

However, guests who wish to wear a face mask onboard may continue to do so.

“All our aircraft are equipped with powerful HEPA filters that remove 99.99% of dust particles and airborne contaminants, including viruses and bacteria. The cabin air is completely refreshed every three minutes to ensure the highest possible quality of air throughout your flight,” it said yesterday.

On Wednesday, the Health Ministry had announced that the wearing of face masks onboard aircraft was no longer compulsory after taking into consideration that aircraft technology had improved and that Covid-19 cases in Malaysia had been brought under better control.

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