AirAsia Bhd, which is in talks with Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAHB) on possible collaborations in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) is open to collaborate with the national carrier in other areas, said its group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes. For full report please read HERE.
Before we go further, yours truly would like to remind Mr Christoph Mueler, the newly appointed CEO of MAS, and his advisors to take note of what the same Tony Fernandes had said not long ago
AAX is a great company that was screwed up by MAS. They (MAS) lost RM1.2 billion and sold below our costs. Who is going to fly with us?”
When AirAsia X lost money due to their own failed “business model”, Tony and/or AirAsia blamed it on MAS and/or other companies. When they owed MAHB more than RM200 million for Passenger Service Charge (PSC) and other chages, they try to find reasons to justify not paying it to MAHB and at the same time they collect in advance the PSC from their passengers and occupying offices owned by MAHB.
When they were doing well, they will say that AirAsia group is a good company, which is headed by the genius Tony Fernandes, without any help from the government. But we, of course, knew that without the help from the 4th Floor Government during the Malaysia’s Sleepy Age, AirAsia would not be what it is today.
Yours truly would like to remind the little napoleons in Khazanah, the AirAsia’s remnant in MAS, En Azhari Dahlan, who was “seconded” to MAS from AirAsia during the height of MAS-AirAsia share “SUAP”, the newly appointed director of MAS who was the ex-Group CEO of MAS, En Ahmad Jauhari Yahya aka AJ, that when the said share “SUAP” was un-wound on 2-5-2012 Tony Fernandes had been quoted to have said that:
AirAsia will not send its aircraft to MAS for maintenance.” HERE.
All those top management staffs that were “seconded” from AirAsia to MAS during the height of the share “SUAP” have left MAS except for another genius, En Azhari Dahlan, the head of MRO.
Now coming back to the above statement by Tony Fernandes expressing his desire to collaborate with MAS, Mr Christoph Mueller should be extremely cautious dealing with a person with fork tongue.
It is indisputable that spinning is talking to Tony Fernandes. After having said that AirAsia will not send its aircraft to MAS for maintenance in May 2012, a year and four months later in September 2013, Tony Fernandes/AirAsia ate his words and quietly sent its aircraft to MAS for maintenance. Of course, with the only remnant from AirAsia, En Azhari Dahlan in MRO, who is a friendly party and credit terms are not difficult to get.
AirAsia was believed to have been given special rate for maintenance of aircraft by En Azhari Dahlan. Until this day, we do not know whether the maintenance bills for AirAsia aircraft have been fully settled.
Prior to the share SUAP, AirAsia had to send its aircraft for maintenance to Singapore Airline and the mode of payment is CASH.
Mr Christoph Mueller please do an in-depth study into the history of the share SUAP, the way in which it was forced upon the then management of MAS and have a private session with the ex-MD of MAS, YM Tengku Azmil, before you even think of dealing with Tony Fernandes and/or AirAsia group.