AirAsia recently launched its internal campaign, Stronger Together, Safer Together to encourage its employees, guests and other stakeholders to never be complacent about practicing the culture of safety despite the return to normalcy.
The world’s best low cost airline attributes its resilience amid the pandemic to its adherence to the highest standard of safety espoused across all departments in the organization all the way to its customer touchpoints. Its consistent commitment to providing guests with the latest travel information as well as the observance of safety protocols on ground and in flight never waned for the last 2 years while navigating the challenges brought by the global health crisis.
AirAsia Philippines CEO Ricky Isla said, “Safety across all touchpoints is our commitment to our guests. Our day-to-day learnings from the pandemic has allowed us to navigate and maintain a high level of safety which helped add confidence amongst our frequent flyers. More than providing affordable and reliable flights, we vow to ensure that not a single safety net is missed, as we value safety as much as we value human lives.”
To further its advocacy, the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline launched a corporate-wide Safety week across its airline operations centers. Allstars enjoyed the walkthrough of different booths installed by participating departments to remind everyone on the value of safety which is not only limited to the pandemic but also in times of calamities and natural disasters brought by typhoons, earthquake, volcanic eruption, etc.
On aircraft related safety, bird strike remains to be one of the threats that affect day-to-day operations. To date, the airline has recorded 101 incidents of bird strikes since January 2022, almost 50% higher than the recorded incidents in 2021. Damage to aircraft ranges from mild to moderate which sometimes result in grounding of the aircraft.
“This is a growing concern among airlines. Collaborative efforts in partnership with regulatory bodies and industry partners have been going on to address this concern. The flight operations, corporate safety, engineering and quality assurance departments of AirAsia work hand-in-hand to make sure our aircraft go through thorough checks when these incidents happen. Our guests may experience flight disruptions because of this but AirAsia will never compromise safety,” added Isla.
The World’s Best Low-Cost Airline which was recently recognized as among 2022’s top 10 safest airlines in the world by Airlineratings.com with 7/7 Safety and COVID-19 star ratings has also assured its guests of the highest standards in safety compliance in all of its flights.