DAP MP accuses MAHB of violating international aviation body’s policy

21 December 2017 Opposition lawmaker Tony Pua today accused Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) of violating the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) policy, stating aircraft operators and users should not be charged for facilities and services they do not use. Pua said aircraft operators and users should not be charged for facilities and services they … Continue reading DAP MP accuses MAHB of violating international aviation body’s policy

Pua: MAHB in violation of international civil aviation rules

21 December 2017 Petaling Jaya Utara MP says ICAO policy states aircraft operators and passengers should not be charged for facilities and services they do not use. DAP MP Tony Pua today accused Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) of selectively applying international civil aviation rules. The Petaling Jaya Utara MP said MAHB was “clearly violating” … Continue reading Pua: MAHB in violation of international civil aviation rules

Categorise airports until price mechanism ready, says Firefly CEO

19 December 2017 Malaysia should segregate domestic airports into different categories until the price differentiation mechanism, which will classify local airports, is ready for implementation, said Firefly Sdn Bhd CEO Ignatius Ong. “They (Malaysian Aviation Commission, or Mavcom) are looking at a systematic measure which should have price differentiation between airports. "However, they did say it’s going to … Continue reading Categorise airports until price mechanism ready, says Firefly CEO

Rafizi: Government charging rakyat ‘hidden taxes’ for doing its job

18 December 2017 PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli has accused the Najib administration of attempting to charge the rakyat “hidden taxes” for services it should rightfully be providing as the government.  He gave an example of such “hidden taxes” in the now-cancelled Integrated Manasik Monitoring System (Imams), introduced to curb umrah package frauds. The system would have required … Continue reading Rafizi: Government charging rakyat ‘hidden taxes’ for doing its job

AirAsia rebuts MAHB with video of travellers sitting on klia2 floor

18 December 2017 AirAsia's head of communications Aziz Laikar’s video on the airport also shows an out-of-service travellator. In a series of postings on social media today, AirAsia’s head of communications Aziz Laikar showed that the standard of facilities at klia2 is nowhere near that of KLIA. Aziz posted videos on his Facebook and Twitter … Continue reading AirAsia rebuts MAHB with video of travellers sitting on klia2 floor

On top of the world

17 December 2017 IT’S been a good, good year for AirAsia Group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes. So much so that he only needs one word to describe 2017: “Amazing.” And who could blame him? The budget airline’s recent 16th anniversary was made even sweeter when it snagged the World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline … Continue reading On top of the world