AirAsia to resume Singapore flights following Reciprocal Green Lane decision

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes says the airline is committed to resuming air connectivity and reviving economic activities in the region.

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia is gearing for the resumption of flights between Malaysia and Singapore, including the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore route that is touted to be the world’s busiest, following the decision to implement the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL).

This would be followed by other international destinations, subject to approval from the authorities, the low-cost carrier said in a statement today.

For a start, AirAsia will launch daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and one weekly flight each between Singapore and Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Ipoh.

These flights were scheduled for the week of Aug 17, subject to further announcements by the governments, it said.

AirAsia said it welcomed the decision by the Malaysian and Singapore governments to open up cross-border travel for essential business and official purposes between both countries through the RGL scheme.

Under the scheme, eligible travellers are required to abide by the prevailing Covid-19 prevention and public health measures mutually agreed upon by both countries, including undergoing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab tests.

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said the airline was committed to resuming air connectivity and reviving economic activities in the region.

“The RGL might only be the first step but certainly is most important as both countries start to revive the economy,” he said.