AirAsia demands RM409m damages from MAHB

Khairul Khalid

Modified 31 Jul 2015, 12:02 pm

KINIBIZ Budget airline AirAsia Bhd is demanding RM409 million from Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd and Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd (MAHB) for loss and damages incurred operating from KLIA2 as well as from the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT).

“AirAsia in its demand has stated that MAHB has failed and/or breached its contractual duties and duty of care, which has caused AirAsia to suffer and continue to suffer losses as a result of MAHB’s breach,” said AirAsia in a statement.

AirAsia moved its operations from LCCT to KLIA2 in May 2014.

AirAsia is also claiming that the MAHB’s breaches have damaged AirAsia’s brand and reputation as the public perception is that the failings of the facilities are within the control of AirAsia, being the single largest operator of KLIA2.

Earlier this week, AirAsia group chief executive officer (CEO) Tony Fernandes had spoken out angrily about the unsolved structural defects at the RM4 billion KLIA2 airport.

Both Fernandes and AirAsia CEO Aireen Omar complained that the KLIA2 terminal was sinking, with cracks appearing at the taxiways and pools of water forming, which planes had to drive through.

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