AirAsia not taking action against MAHB over airport disruptions, says Fernandes

by RAHIMI YUNUS/ pic by RAZAK GHAZALI

AirAsia Group Bhd will not take any action against Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd (MAHB) over the Kuala Lumpur International Airport disruptions last week.

Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes (picture) said the company would not capitalise on the incident, which had caused some airlines to delay their flights at the height of the situation.

“The disruption was not major for AirAsia. We are not taking any specific action for this failure as every company would have some problems,” Fernandes said after the signing ceremony of its new 42 aircraft orders with Airbus SE in Kuala Lumpur today.

The Star previously reported that airlines will be seeking compensation from MAHB as multimillion losses incurred from the airport system outage. 

One airline was reportedly seeing a loss of about RM10 million following the incident.

MAHB had lodged a police report over the disruption, without discounting on the possibility of malicious intent over the system glitch.