NewsMarch 18, 2020

AirAsia Offers Options For Affected Guests by Travel Restrictions

AirAsia is offering options for guests affected by travel restrictions imposed by various governments, including for flight cancellations and a voluntary cancellation option to selected destinations, amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

Guests affected by travel restrictions with international bookings to or from Malaysia (bookings made before 16 March, departure on or before 30 April only), Singapore and Australia (bookings made before 7 March, departure on or before 30 April only) as well as various other countries, will be offered move flight or credit account options. Please refer to this list for various travel restrictions imposed by governments.


The airline informs that this list will be updated from time to time and it is non-exhaustive, travelling guests are advised to refer to respective governments or relevant authorities before travelling.

AirAsia guests with international bookings to or from China, Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, Taiwan, Japan and Korea (bookings made before 7 March, departure on or before 30 April only) are eligible for voluntary cancellations through move flight or credit account options.

1. Move flight: One-time flight change to a new travel date on the same route within 180 calendar days from the original flight time without additional cost, subject to seat availability; OR

2. Credit account: Retain the value of your fare in your AirAsia BIG Loyalty account for future travel with AirAsia. The online credit account is to be redeemed for booking within 365 calendar days from the issuance date for your travel with us. The actual travel dates can be after the expiry date as long as our flight schedule is out.

Please refer to COVID-19 Refund Request Guide to check your eligibility and on how to submit your request.

The above is applicable for direct online bookings made via only. For group bookings made with travel agents, kindly refer to your respective third party booking agent for further assistance.

AVA is currently receiving a high volume of requests and the airline is doing everything they can to assist their guests during this time. .

AirAsia assures that the safety and wellbeing of its guests and Allstars is its top priority. AirAsia is complying with advice and regulations from the local governments, civil aviation authorities, global and local health agencies, including the World Health Organisation.

AirAsia reports that they are closely monitoring the situation and reserves the right to announce further policies according to the latest developments.