One of Asia’s most popular airlines was forced to remove an in-flight magazine which claimed that their pilots would “never lose a plane”.
By John Vibes
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (INTELLIHUB) — AirAsia apologized after the latest edition of their in flight magazine “Travel3Sixty” featured an article that offended some of their passengers.
The part of the article that some people found offensive was a paragraph that read “Pilot training in AirAsia is continuous and very thorough. Rest assured that your captain is well prepared to ensure your plane will never get lost.”
Executive chairman Kamarudin Meranun claimed that the magazine was printed long before the disappearance of Malaysian flight 370, but he is also threatening disciplinary action for the editorial team, which makes very little sense if the magazine was actually printed before the disappearance.
‘This is a truly difficult time for the nation and words cannot describe how I personally feel of this incident,’ Mr Kamarudin said in a statement.
‘It truly saddens me that this article was released at such an inopportune moment. Again, I repeatedly offer my sincere apologies for any discomfort this may have caused,’ he added.
According to Wikipedia:
AirAsia Berhad (MYX: 5099) is a Malaysian low-cost airline headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It has been named as the world’s best low-cost airline, and a pioneer of low-cost travel in Asia. AirAsia group operates scheduled domestic and international flights to 100 destinations spanning 22 countries. Its main hub is the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).