AirAsia : Impeccable Good Record No More?

SaigonDeManila By SaigonDeManila, 15th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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A brief look on Air Asia's tragedy, company profile and my own perspective.

"My heart bleeds..."

"Keeping positive and staying strong. My heart bleeds for all the relatives of my crew and our passengers. Nothing is more important to us."

It's been more than 2 weeks since the last we have seen the whole plane image of ill fated AirAsia flight QZ8501 and so far bodies were recovered, debris and reported black boxes were found.

It's really a tragedy knowing that this airline did better for over 2 decades now . I was one of the millions satisfied passengers who have traveled most of Southeast Asia the last 7 years and at least experienced their flight once or twice a year. Am based now in Indonesia so traveling to Singapore and neighboring countries like Malaysia, Thailand and my country Philippines at least demand a carrier that brings a touch of our Asian culture, hospitality and warm including professionalism. All of theses are present on my dozens of trips with this affordable flight. Truly any airline tragedy is a turn off, something like a bad curse or omen for passenger to think twice before buying their plane ticket this happens to me several times over after hearing one after the other domestic or international flight gone wrongs. People have good memories on tragedy and this one could not be an excuse to associate the brand to integrity.It is all note worthy that the company gave an economical plane alternatives inmost of Asia's exotic island destination and even to western route. Mr. Fernandes is one of the few mavericks in Asian vibrant business scene.

Was it a pilot error or force majeure? What ever it was I still have faith on AirAsia knowing it's crew did well 99.9% of their flying hours I flew with them. They are a company of good refute than those who suffered equal tragedy last year 2014. For now let us offer condolences to the family who lost their loved ones and a faith into the future to learn something from this.

Image Credit: Personal file on one of my recent trip


Air Travel, Airasia, Asia, Flag Carrier, Flying, Pilot, Pioneer, Plane Crash, Tragedy

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3rd Jul 2015 (#)

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