AirAsia Abruptly Cancels Saturday Chennai-Kuala Lumpur Flight

2nd May 2016

AirAsia passengers who planned to travel from Chennai to Kuala Lumpur were left stranded as their flight was canceled. About 100 passengers had already boarded the plane scheduled for 11:45 PM on Saturday when they had to disembark, without the airline providing a reason for the cancelation.

Many of the passengers were understandably upset with this turn of events and the lack of communication from the airline. Reena Polpi, one of the passengers said:

I reached Chennai at around 7:30 PM to board the international flight. I have spent a lot to plan the trip. Hotel reservations and other bookings in Kuala Lumpur will now go to waste. The airline staff said passengers would be accommodated on the next flight based on availability.

An official at Chennai Airport said:

The flight has been canceled. There is no information on the reason.

AirAsia Picks 10 Submissions for Runway Ready

Meanwhile, AirAsia has selected 10 submissions out of 487 it received for this year’s Runway Ready Designer Search Kuala Lumpur auditions. Three of those 10 submissions will represent Malaysia at the Grand Finale of the AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2016 (AARRDS2016) later in August.

Chief Executive Officer at AirAsia Bhd Aireen Omar said Runway Ready will bring the fashion talents and the industry closer together as the search has been broadened to now include Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines.

Aireen said:

Since the establishment of AARRDS in 2015, we are impressed with not only the growing number of submissions that came in online, but also with the quality of vision displayed in their sketches which continues to highlight the level of talent in the Asean region.

She added:

This year’s competition is more challenging for our local aspiring fashion designers but I believe this is also a golden opportunity for students to exchange creative ideas with their counterpart.

Founder of Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW) Andrew Tan said he was excited to work with the airline for the second time and being able to give opportunity to some new fashion talents to present their designs and exchange ideas with others in the industry.

Top 3 young designers representing the country will have the opportunity to become “AirAsia’s Most Promising Young Designer 2016”. Along with that fancy title and bragging rights, they are also set to win at least RM350.000, plus have a show segment to present their full collection at the next year’s Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week.

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