The Air Operator Certificate (AOC) of AirAsia X Sdn Bhd (AAX), formerly known as Fly Asian Express Sdn Bhd (FAX), should have been withdrawn by DCA in year 2007 when it gave up the Rural Air Services (RAS) in Sabah and Sarawak. Continue reading
Updates 2 11:30 am 12-4-2012: Apparently the Special Rate Fare charged to AAX is ALL inclusive of the Airport Tax, Emission Tax for London and Paris sectors and Fuel Surcharge. After the deductions for the taxes and Fuel Surcharge, the fare KL – London will be left with RM500 for MAS to cover its fuel cost! It is definitely a rewarding deal to some! But losses to MAS.
In Utusan on 12-4-2012, MAS latest promotions in to Hong Kong fare at RM809, Jakarta RM609 and Ho Chi Minh City RM709. Just compare them to the Special Rate Fare to London that MAS only received a mere pittance of RM500 for up-lifting AAX passengers.
AJ has proudly told the MPs during the briefing on 26-3-2012 that AAX has paid RM20 Million to MAS as deposit. The RM20 million only covers an average cost of about RM570 per AAX passengers!
The share swap deal between Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and AirAsia has been a rewarding experience to date with good progress achieved in respect of collaboration, says AirAsia Bhd Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes. Continue reading
Updated @ 12:25 am 19-12-2011: Please read “Azman Mokhtar must Go (part 3)” by Jebut Must Die and judge for yourself.
Updated @ 12:30 am 15-12-2011: MyCC to investigate into the MAS -AirAsia share swap comes Jan 1, HERE.
MAS has announced on 18-02-2010 that 0n 16-2-2010 it had received a complaint filed in the US District Court for Eastern District of New York on behalf of Benchmark Export Services and six other plaintiffs against MAS and 11 other defendants on the allegations of price fixing airfreight shipping services and fuel surcharge and etc. MAS has denied such infringement. On 11-7-2011 MAS paid US$3.35 million as an out of Court settlement which can be considered as the lowest settlement sum under anti-trust laws. Continue reading
Dr Wafi Nazrin Tan Sri Abdul Hamid, the Head of Legal and Risk Department of MAS and an expert in competition law, has given a very good advice to the members staff of MAS on the MAS – AirAsia’s “Collaborative Frameworks”. Please read his e-mail and the reply from one of the MAS unions below. Read Here for related article. Continue reading
Perhaps on 8-8-2011, when Khazanah Nasional Bhd thumb printed its intention to purchase 10% of AirAsia X Sdn Bhd, as part of its attempt to save MAS from imminent collapsed, and commissioned Morgan Stanley Investment Bank to do a valuation of AirAsia X Sdn Bhd, it was totally ignorant of the corporate structure of AirAsia X Sdn Bhd that:
a. 31.7 % of its shares are foreign owned; and
b. sustained a loss of RM89, 835, 000-00 as recorded with the authority and etc. Continue reading