Tune Protect launches enhanced AirAsia Travel Protection with Covid-19 coverage

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KUALA LUMPUR (June 29): Tune Protect Group Bhd has launched its enhanced AirAsia Travel Protection, which now comes with Covid-19 protection benefits and is available in both Single and Annual Plans for both domestic and international travel, for AirAsia guests.

In a statement today, Tune Protect said the enhanced Travel Protection is timely with the reopening of domestic travel and the discussion that has been initiated to reopen Malaysia’s borders to “green zones” countries as Malaysia phases into the Recovery Movement Control Order.

It said the resumption of the travel and tourism sector is in line with the efforts in accelerating the country’s economic recovery and reviving the Malaysian travel and tourism industry, which was at a standstill due to Covid-19.

“As AirAsia initiates domestic flights with new safety and health procedures, we have also put in place new and enhanced benefits to our existing Travel Protection, which include Covid-19 coverage to ensure ease and peace of mind of our customers during travelling,” said Tune Protect group chief executive officer Khoo Ai Lin.

The Annual Travel Protection Plan starts at RM56 covering customers for an entire year from the date of activation, regardless of the frequency of travel. Customers can also purchase the Single Plan coverage when they are purchasing AirAsia plane tickets or any time before they fly, it added.

AirAsia Group Bhd executive chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said that while air travel remains one of the safest modes of travel, there had been an increase in awareness of the importance of travel insurance products in the last few months from the group's sales channel. This enhancement is a great complement to the various end-to-end safety measures that have been put in place by AirAsia for its passengers to fly again with a peace of mind, protecting them beyond flying.

"As travel begins to regain traction, we look forward to welcoming our passengers to fly with us again," he said.

The enhanced Travel Protection plan includes the Covid-19 Bereavement Allowance, Trip Cancellation, Daily Hospital Allowance and Compassionate Visit.

“Tune Protect understands the needs and worries of travelers since the fight against Covid-19 is still ongoing. With the enhanced coverage that comes with our Travel Protection, travelers can put their worries to rest when making their travel plans with us or through AirAsia,” Khoo concluded.

At the midday break, Tune Protect shed 1 sen or 3.03% to 32 sen, for a market capitalisation of RM240.56 million.