AirAsia joins Asian airlines in cutting flights to Hong Kong

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes says the situation in Hong Kong is ‘bad’. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 18, 2019.

DAYS after Malaysia issued a travel advisory against non-essential visits to Hong Kong, AirAsia has joined several Asian airlines in scrapping flights to the Chinese territory facing increasingly violent and disruptive protests.

PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk, India’s SpiceJet Ltd, South Korea’s JejuAir Co Ltd and Jin Air Co Ltd and the Philippines’ PAL Holdings Inc and Cebu Air Inc are the other carriers which have cancelled flights to Hong Kong, according to Routes Online.

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  • This may not be relevant in this article. But let me say this in the arena of aviation and the fiasco that labels Malaysia as an unsafe country for aviation. What a shame that we have gone down this slippery slope. The number 1 reason for this is because of the NEP. The lack of meritocracy in Malaysia. Bumiputras and cronies are given top jobs when they are unqualified. Millions were lost or billions now with impunity because people in those jobs were place there for their patronage. We need more educated, skilled Indians, Chinese , the indigenous community in important jobs. We dont need FLYING CARS...maybe we can design flying black shoes for children. We have MORONS as ministers.

    Posted 3 months ago by Ralf Chelliah