Transport minister describes MyAirline as irresponsible

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12:  The Ministry of Transport and Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) only learned last night that MyAirline Sdn Bhd will suspend its operations from Thursday (Oct 12).

Transport Minister Anthony Loke admitted that he was taken by surprise by the matter and said he himself was disappointed by the airline’s irresponsible action, which was damaging to the country’s reputation as international passengers were also affected.

“MAVCOM was caught completely off guard. They did not even officially inform MAVCOM. I checked with Datuk Seri Saripuddin Kasim. As the executive chairman of MAVCOM, he was not informed by MYAirline until we enquired and they confirmed that the suspension took effect at 6 am this morning,” he told a press conference at Parliament House today.

 MYAirline Sdn Bhd, in a statement early today. said its operations were suspended effective today until further notice due to significant financial pressure.

Loke said the action, described as the first in the country, affected up to 125,000 passengers with ticket sales value of more than RM20 million as MYAirline had sold tickets until next March.


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