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AirAsia ends staff’s long ‘hibernation’

Reintegration of the employees will help the airline meet the growing market demand and prepare its workforce as air travel increases.

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As travel demand slowly picks up, AirAsia Philippines said it will bring back 432 employees including pilots, cabin crew, ground staff and engineers “who were previously placed under hibernation at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

At a virtual press conference on Thursday, AirAsia Philippines CEO Ricky Isla said the reintegration of the employees will help the airline meet the growing market demand and prepare its workforce as air travel increases with travel restrictions eased in all of its destinations, allowing enhanced mobility for fully vaccinated individuals.

“We are excited to welcome back our Allstars whom we’ve missed so much. More than just a source of livelihood, I know they can’t wait to paint the skies red, and write with us a beautiful and winning story of our post pandemic recovery,” Isla said.

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“To say that the past months have been extremely challenging is an understatement. But we are all survivors, thriving amidst all odds. What we want to assure our guests is that during the process of reintegration, there will be no shortcuts, and we will continue to uphold the highest standards of safety in all of our training and procedures,” he added.

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