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Comment on Aussie Competition Commission: AirAsia’s pricing was misleading! by weechookeong

Posted: 25 Jan 2012 11:00 AM PST

Charles F Moreira

Dear Charles

Thank you so much for your enlightening comments with well researched materials for the readers and myself. I can’t wait to approve your said comments.

Once again thank you so much.

With kindest regards

wee choo keong

Comment on Aussie Competition Commission: AirAsia’s pricing was misleading! by Charles F Moreira

Posted: 25 Jan 2012 10:15 AM PST

Sdr Wee.

Thanks for keeping up your relentless pressure on the government bodies, authorities & Air Asia.

The issue of Air Asia’s pricing was brought up in 2004 and this was the result. At least the Aussie regulator has more gumption than our weakling regulators who had shown themselves to be more willing to help the Business Software Alliance crack down on pirated software than the interests of ordinary Malaysians.

I guess if Malaysia needs to attract FDI to provide jobs for our cyber-coolies, we have little choice. Anyway, I use Linux, so I’m on perfectly legal ground. Sorry the brief off-topic digression.

Back to the topic.

Press Releases

6 January 2004

AirAsia and the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Malaysia Resolve Issue of “Misleading” Advertisements

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry, Malaysia has given AirAsia the "go ahead" to continue with its advertisements of low fares following a meeting held between AirAsia's Management team with the ministry headed by its Director General of Enforcement, Abdullah Nawawi Mohamad. The decision was given at a meeting held as a fact finding mission, following reports on the airline's "misleading" advertisements.

Speaking today after the meeting, AirAsia's Chairman, YBhg. Dato' Pahamin A. Rajab said, "We are happy that we can put this issue aside and move forward. We would like to thank the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, and the Malaysian Government for resolving the issue quickly and allowing us to focus on our business. We will set –up meetings with officials from the Ministry of Cultural Arts and Tourism, to discuss ways of collaboration to grow tourism and the low fare travel market in Malaysia.

The ministry has acknowledged that there were no issues on the misinterpretation of the advertisements placed by AirAsia and that it (the advertisements) has no intention to mislead. The ministry has however pointed out that confusion may have arisen due to lack of understanding of the advertisements, particularly by first time flyers with AirAsia who are not familiar with the airline's unique and innovative concept.

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin have also commented that AirAsia should explain its low fare scheme to consumers as the concept is still relatively new.

"We welcome the minister's suggestion and have planned for road shows to reach out to more people and explain our low fares concept. We will continue to advertise our low fares as practiced previously," said Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia.

He further continues, "It is always a low fare when you book a seat on AirAsia, no matter if you get a RM 1.99 fare or any other fare. Our lowest fare represents as much as 80% savings and the highest fare is still 20% lower compared to other full service airlines. We understand that some people, mostly first timers on our flights, may not be familiar with the concept; hence we will continue our PR efforts to educate the public on this matter."

AirAsia's advertisements are similar to those used by other low fares foreign airlines such as EasyJet, RyanAir and Virgin Blue, which are governed by stricter advertising guidelines in their respective countries.

About AirAsia

AirAsia is Asia’s first low fare, no frills, ticketless airline. AirAsia currently commands a fleet of 11 aircraft on a 10 aircraft schedule and operates 64 flights a day, point-to-point, from its hub at the KL International Airport to Alor Star, Johor Bahru, Kota Bharu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Labuan, Langkawi, Miri, Penang, Sibu, Sandakan and Tawau. An additional 16 flights has recently been added with the commencement of AirAsia's 2nd hub at the Senai Airport in Johor Bahru. AirAsia's first regional flight to Phuket took off from Kuala Lumpur on 8 December 2003.

With AirAsia, all travel is ticketless and all fares are one-way. For bookings and more information, schedules and fares log on to, or call AirAsia’s Call Centre number at 1 300 88 99 33 (Malaysia), 6733 9933 (Singapore), +603 7884 9000 (outside of Malaysia) or +662 – 515 9999 (Thailand).

Comment on Aussie Competition Commission: AirAsia’s pricing was misleading! by weechookeong

Posted: 25 Jan 2012 09:32 AM PST

Dear Sdr Affendi

I do share the same concern as you with regards to the ways that the government agencies carried out their works. It shows that they were not coordinated in what they were doing. I will definitely bring it up in Parliament about this. It is a waste of public fund to dig up road to lay electricity cable then covered it up. The following week Telekom dug it up and thereafter another agencies did it again and again. Thank you for reminding me sdr. I will definitely bring it up in Parliament in the hope that there will be more coordination between the utility agencies.

Thank you.

With kindest regards

wee choo keong

Comment on Aussie Competition Commission: AirAsia’s pricing was misleading! by Memang Hampas

Posted: 25 Jan 2012 08:38 AM PST

Well said, mas and all.

He he he. Toni punya scam dah pecah.
Padan muka CUNI!

Comment on Aussie Competition Commission: AirAsia’s pricing was misleading! by john

Posted: 25 Jan 2012 07:33 AM PST

Bravo…Y.B…majority Malaysian support ur noble stop tony from keep raping national assets n also treat Malaysian customer as lembu… as n whn as AA wish.passengers waiting n waiting….

Comment on Rashdan: Do you know about the RM50 ancillary charges imposed by the so called “No Frills” AirAsia by zaki69

Posted: 25 Jan 2012 06:32 AM PST

Hallo semua,

Mas pun charge benda yg sama…ada mcm2 fee…

Comment on Aussie Competition Commission: AirAsia’s pricing was misleading! by Affendi Rahmat

Posted: 25 Jan 2012 05:45 AM PST

Dear YB. You really are a stickler on the Air Asia-MAS deal. Good for you. As usual, I’ll digress a bit. I appreciate and thank your effort for the repair and upgrade of the Genting Kelang-Melawati road. My only BIGGEST prayer and hope is that nobody would come about and dig a stretch out of the road for whatever reason. I’m sure you would have noticed the last time they dug over the road, resurfaced it, it sank and never repaired till now that the whole stretch was redone.

Comment on Aussie Competition Commission: AirAsia’s pricing was misleading! by Anonymous

Posted: 25 Jan 2012 03:40 AM PST

I bet the biggest “hangover ” will be from the top most most guy in Putrajaya. After all he installed these guys, after all the denials , the installations of those idiots which he endorsed, it backfired upon himself. Those years with the “new media” being used against his predecessors, he refused to be IT savvy. Cant say maybe he’s from the “old school”, but so am I, mate.That’s a fact. I think he should use the advice from that octopus who predicts the former world cup champions, at least that creature cannot give any opinion to contradict his “emotional attachments” to his pickings! My honest opinion is this, if that guy from Putrajaya wants to win elections, kick those fellows arses as well as his own kins. Those guys does help him one bit, the rakyat does. Meanwhile keep on distributing the free netbooks for each and every school childrens, it sure helps to keep the rakyat knowleadgeable of the going ons in the administration of Putrajaya, me thinks its either jolokking the sarang tebuan or either opening the cans of worms, you decide ,with that kind gesture, why not give to all the citizens of Malaysia,!If the gov of the day can give Rm500+Rm100 , why not give free to every households a netbook made in Malaysia!

Comment on Aussie Competition Commission: AirAsia’s pricing was misleading! by MAS People

Posted: 25 Jan 2012 02:49 AM PST

Yes, Yes, Yes. To save MASA Amok and his crony Rashdan must be booted from Khazanah and MAS. Amok and Rashdan were responsible for the failed WAU to save MAS and now Rashdan is placed in MAS. Rashdan is just a lap dog taking instructions form Amok and Tony. Budak yang tak mall. Ptui! Ptui! Ptui! to him and his family.

Comment on Aussie Competition Commission: AirAsia’s pricing was misleading! by Jamil

Posted: 25 Jan 2012 02:07 AM PST

Hope MYCC can come out with the result in its investigation on MAS-AirAsia share swap and CCF soon. The CCF seems to be everything for AirAsia. What bloody CCF? Amok and Rashdan stop kidding Malaysians. If you want to help a good friend like Tony please say so. Stop making Malaysians as fools.

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