KUALA LUMPUR — Feb. 6, 2019: AirAsia will next consult the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) to find ways to resolve its dispute with Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB).
This follows a letter from the airport operator’s lawyers which the airline says clearly shows that its intention to mediate has been rejected.
An AirAsia statement states that it had proposed mediation to MAHB in an attempt to amicably resolve their ongoing dispute over passenger service charges at klia2.
The Mavcom Act requires AirAsia and MAHB to first seek mediation before resorting to legal proceedings in order to potentially save time and costs.
AirAsia thus maintains that it acted in good faith to comply with the Act and prevent further public discourse which it believe is damaging to the aviation sector.
“We regret that MAHB has refused our olive branch to resolve outstanding issues between us through mediation, particularly in light of MAHB’s recent statement that it was optimistic that these matters can and will be resolved,” the airline’s chief executive officer Riad Asmat said.
While seeking guidance from Mavcom, AirAsia reserves its rights to take all necessary action to protect the interests of its guests and shareholders. — Bernama