AirAsia announced that it has mounted at least six chartered cargo flights to Manila, Philippines since last weekend in support of emergency response initiatives to fight against Covid-19 in the country. Transported goods include over 600 boxes of Personal Protective Equipment amounting to over 3,000 kilograms from Shenzhen, China. Essential food items, such as tropical fish, were also brought to Manila amounting to nearly 5,000 kilograms from Bali, Indonesia.
AirAsia has directed its resources to transporting cargo in view of travel restrictions following the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon, including other parts of the country.
AirAsia Philippines’ aircraft have been maximised to carry cargo in its cabin, aside from its belly, in compliance with standards provided by relevant authorities, including the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and Airbus.
More special cargo flights are being arranged as required in coordination with various private and public organisations. Teleport works closely with the airline arm of AirAsia to serve its cargo and digital logistics requirements.
“Air cargo is vital in the fight against Covid-19. We have been coordinating with our partners to ensure essential equipment and supplies reach their destinations, especially in areas that need it the most. These equipment and supplies are increasingly becoming critical as the demand for these surges.” Ricky Isla, CEO, AirAsia Philippines. “AirAsia is proud of its digital logistics team, Teleport, who are part of the front-lines amidst this global health crisis and who ensure that time-sensitive materials like food and other products are transported without delay,”