11-Jun-2012 9:12 AM

AirAsia Philippines calls for CAB to reverse recent policy changes

AirAsia Philippines called for the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to reverse recent policy changes which will prevent domestic carriers in the Philippines from overbooking services and force airlines to refund all passengers unable to take their scheduled flights (Philippine Daily Inquirer, 11-Jun-2012). AirAsia stated, “The CAB resolution violates Air Asia’s right to equal protection under the law since it is made applicable only to domestic air carriers and exempts compliance by foreign airlines”. The LCC also said the restrictions are likely to lead to increased fares.