Air Asia is in a foul mood these days. They seemed to be suing every other person.
On July 31 last month, it was reported that Air Asia sued airport operator, Malaysia Airport Berhad for RM409 million for losses allegedly arising from KLIA2 and the earlier LCCT.
The issues seemed to be repeated one since the days they were endlessly complaining on the KLIA2 like "ponding" on the runway, bumpy taxiway, and "sinking" parking bays [read TMI here]. No news was found on MAHB's reply and the media seemed to be an accomplice to one sided reporting. They had replied and explained in their website here.
It's conforting to know Malaysia Airport will be going aggressive on Airlines not paying their dues [read here]. Presumably legal action is a necessary option.
Other than Malaysia Airport, they sued Wee Choo Keong and others too in March [read FMT here]. Heard to be a blogger too.
Since they are on that mode, they should sue UK's Daily Mail for a damaging report on Airasia's safety record but praised twice crashed Malaysia Airlines. Does it mean things have not turned for the better since the crash at end of 2014?
The report below:
World's most dangerous airlines named: AirAsia included on list but Malaysia Airlines scores above average for safety
- AirAsia subsidiaries on list, but Malaysia Airlines scores five out of seven
- Nepal Airlines and Tara Air both came bottom in a safety report
- Afghan airline Kam Air and SCAT Airlines in Kazakhstan also named
- All four airlines received one star or less in seven-star safety ranking
- Report carried out by Australian website AirlineRatings.com
A list of the most dangerous airlines in the world has been released and while AirAsia Indonesia is included, Malaysia Airlines is not.
The Malaysian carrier scored five out of a possible seven stars for its safety record, as opposed to five airlines which just manage one star.
Three AirAsia subsidiaries - in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines - were included on the list, scoring just two, three and three stars respectively.
Indonesia's AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashed into the Java Sea on December 28, killing all 162 people on board.
|AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashed into the Java Sea on December 28, killing all 162 people on board|
[Go to Daily Mail here for video]
Nepal Airlines and Tara Air both came bottom in a report by Australian review site AirlineRatings.com, earning just one star for safety.
The two companies were featured alongside Afghan airline Kam Air, SCAT Airlines in Kazakhstan and Lion Air in Indonesia.
The site reveals that out of the 449 airlines studied, all five airlines received one star or less in the website’s seven-star safety ranking.
THE AIRLINES GIVEN JUST TWO OR THREE STARS OUT OF SEVEN FOR SAFETY:
Air Bagan - Myanmar
Air India Express - India
AirAsia Malaysia - Malaysia
AirAsia Indonesia - Indonesia
AirAsia Zest - Philippines
Airlines PNG - Papua New Guinea
ASKY Airlines - West Africa conglomerate
Avia Traffic Company - Kyrgyzstan
Blue Wing - Suriname
Camair-Co - Camaroon
Cambodia Angkor Air - Cambodia
Daallo Airlines - Dubai
Drukair Royal Bhutan - Bhutan
Fastjet - Tanzania
fly540 - Kenya
Garuda Indonesia - Indonesia
Iraqi Airways - Iraq
JetStar Pacific - Vietnam
Lao Airlines - Laos
Maldivian - Maldives
Maldivian Air Taxi - Maldives
Mega Maldives - Maldives
Moldavian Airlines - Moldova
Nauru Airlines - Republic of Nauru
Polynesian Airlines - Samoa
Rwand Air - Rwanda
Somon Air - Tajikistan
Sriwijaya Air - Indonesia
TAAG Angola Airlines - Angola
Tajik Air - Tajikistan
Trans Maldivian Airways - Maldives
VietJet Air - Vietnam
Wings Air - Indonesia
Xpress Air - Indonesia
Yeti Airlines - Nepal
There were 149 airlines which achieved seven-stars while 58 scored six stars and almost 41 had just three stars or less.
All five of the most dangerous airlines listed are banned in the European Union Member States and ‘strongly advised against’ in the United States.
For all its problems with two tragic flights in 2014, Malaysia Airlines earned five out of seven stars.
The airline was involved in two major crashes last year when Flight MH370 went missing in March 2014 carrying 239 people.
|Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared without a trace in March 2014 with 239 people on board|
|Nepal Airlines and Tara Air both came bottom in a report by Australian review site AirlineRatings.com alongside Afghan airline Kam Air (above) and SCAT Airlines in Kazakhstan|
This development on Airasia's trigger happy legal eagle should be taken in the light of the falling share prices arising from a negative report in June for alleged "accounting gimmick" [read here].
Air Asia X continue to widen [read The Star here] and fictitous payments made between 2010 to 2014 spotted [read Sun here].
Air Asia had to do a debt restructuring [read MR here].
With so many more other issues, question are being raised on whether Air Asia can survive or not [read FMT here]. Quite a good effort by an Indian writer.