MANILA, Philippines – Another Malaysian airline was at the center of a recent controversy after publishing on its in-flight magazine an article that contained a passage described as “sarcastic” and “insensitive” to the plight of missing MH370 passengers and crew’s families.
In the April edition of Travel 3sixty, the budget airline’s in-flight magazine, an article written by Captain Lim Khoy Hing, a retired pilot who had worked with both AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines, tackled on global positioning system (GPS) and radar technology used in aircraft navigation.
Lim’s article cited examples of pilot navigation errors – including landing in a wrong airport – that, coincidentally, happened in Boeing planes. (Click here to read more)
AirAsia, ironically, is exclusively using Airbus models, however.
At one point, a passage in the article said AirAsia’s pilot are well-trained and they will never get the plane lost. It read:
“Training and Preparation – Pilot training in AirAsia is continuous and very thorough. Rest assured that your captain is well prepared to ensure your plane will never get lost. Have a safe flight.”
A photo of the passage in question was taken by one of the passengers and uploaded on a microblogging site, accusing the airline management as ‘arrogant douche bags’.