| Siti Hajar |
AS RECOVERY efforts continue following the latest aviation disaster in the region and investigations into the crash of QZ8501 ongoing, rumours of the suspension of AirAsia services to Brunei Darussalam are rife in the social media as the public wanted to know the authenticity of the allegations.
A baseless message about the cancellation of AirAsia flights read: “All incoming and outgoing flights using AirAsia to and from Brunei will be cancelled until April 2015. AirAsia maintenance will be checked until further notice ….”
In a short response to the Borneo Bulletin yesterday, AirAsia dismissed the rumours. A representative said, “The message is not true,” and services are still running as scheduled.
People in the region and those from around the world are still coming to grips with the Dec 28 crash that has left 162 people, bound for Singapore from Surabaya, dead.
As recovery efforts are in full swing, violations allegedly committed by the airlines have surfaced that led to the suspension of AirAsia flights along the said route as authorities continue their probe into the tragedy and are also looking at other airlines to ensure no other violations have taken place.