NO DELAY on the part of AirAsia deputy group CEO Kamarudin Meranun in passing the buck.
"Our A320 aircraft is very reliable and we're doing our part, but Malaysia Airports Bhd is no reacting fast enough to address the issues," he said (TheSTAR, today, "Don't give excuses, airlines told").
Tourism Minister Tengku Adnan Mansor, however, said flight delays were more prevalent among flights operated by AirAsia.
"We have checked with Malaysia Airports Bhd and it is not their problem. The airlines will have to look at their schedules and find the root cause of the problem," the minister said (TheSTAR, today, "Delays last up to five hours").
Flight delays aren't a new thing in the business. Back in the late 80s, frequent delays landed Malaysia Airlines' bosses in the soup and paved the way for corporate men like Tajudin Ramli to take over the running of airline management from civil servants like Tan Sri Aziz Abdul Rahman.
Then, MAS officials revealed that quite a few of those delays were caused by VVIP passengers, including ministers, who thought it was fashionable to be late. They also blamed the Press for being sensational.
So , passing the buck, Kamarudin Meranun, is nothing new in the business, either. When under siege, blame others!
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