AirAsia Ph to require all passengers to wear face shields by August 15

AirAsia Philippines said all passengers will be required to wear face shields throughout their entire flight following  the government’s latest announcement of additional guidelines for public transport. 

The mandatory use of face shields is effective beginning August 15, 2020 according to the Department of Transportation. The use of full face shields is in addition to the airline’s face mask policy to board a flight.

“AirAsia continues to step up existing safety measures for the health and wellbeing of all guests and employees,” the airline said. 

For contactless transactions, guests may seamlessly self check-in on the AirAsia mobile app or website 14 days up to 1 hour before the scheduled departure time, or use the self check-in kiosks available at the airport. 

Health screening stations and thermal scanners are also in place at several stations including entry points and boarding gates. Physical distancing will be strictly enforced using floor markings at queueing locations such as check in counters, immigration, baggage x-rays, and boarding gates. Hand sanitizers will continue to be provided at common areas of the terminal for hygiene and sanitation purposes.

All AirAsia aircraft are equipped with air filtration systems that effectively rule out airborne transmission of contaminants. The air inside the cabin passes through powerful High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters which purify the air every two to three minutes by screening almost the entire spectrum of particles.

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