AirAsia files RM480mil claim against Malaysia Airports

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  • Friday, 04 Oct 2019

AirAsia planes are seen on the tarmac at klia2

KUALA LUMPUR: AIRASIA has filed a RM479.78mil claim at the Kuala Lumpur High Court against Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd (MASSB), the operator of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2.

The claim against MASSB, AirAsia said in a statement today, is for losses and damages suffered by AirAsia Bhd and its long-haul sister airline AirAsia X Bhd caused by MASSB’s negligence in the management, operation, maintenance and provision of airport services and facilities at klia2.

AirAsia and AirAsia X had earlier sought mediation by the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) on their dispute with MASSB.

“We did not want to do this but Malaysia Airports and Mavcom have forced our hand," AirAsia CEO Riad Asmat and AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail said in the statement.

"Despite our best efforts to settle this matter amicably and through the right channels, we feel compelled to file this claim as we were left with no other recourse to protect our interests," they said.

Last month, Malaysia Airports was fined RM1.18mil by Mavcom for failing to meet quality targets for KLIA and klia2.

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