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AirAsia apologizes for insensitive article in its onboard magazine

By Rebecca Walezak,

Regional airliner AirAsia has issued an apology after a column in its magazine almost bragged about the fact that the company's planes have never gone missing. The article has angered many due to the recently missing Malaysia Airlines flight.

The airline published the apology in a statement on Saturday regarding the April edition of its magazine, Travel 3Sixty. According to NBC News, they also claimed that the article had been written before the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

“As a monthly contributor, Capt. Lim (Khoy Hing) prepared all of his articles months in advance before the magazine goes to print,” the statement said.

The article’s last words were, “Rest assured that your captain is well prepared to ensure your plane will never get lost.” Many took to social media to criticize what they saw as a message that disrespected the passengers and crew who were aboard the missing plane.

According to the Associated Press, as a result of this incident, AirAsia will be putting their articles through more thorough editing process. For the time being, the April edition has been removed from all planes.

 

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