AirAsia operates out of terminal 2 in Kuala Lumpur. And AirAsia’s CEO is none too impressed with the facility. He shared his thoughts on twitter, creating quite a buzz.
Now we have bees in klia2. We got maggots, rats and now bees. Maybe a zoo or KLIA 2 honey. Could be new income which could reduce airport tax. Jokes aside this is dangerous for my passengers and my staff. Will the non-communicative new CEO solve this? pic.twitter.com/D6AEudkASo
— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) January 8, 2019
The airport says they’ve got this as far as the bees are concerned (though perhaps not the maggots or rats).
Dear Tony, my team is on top of things. Please see our response on our official page: @MY_Airports. I have attached it here as well. Hope that clarifies. Thanks for the feedback. pic.twitter.com/WrYUkWSMyo
— Raja Azmi (@YMRajaAzmi) January 8, 2019
Several years ago I wrote about American Airlines being busy as bees calling a beekeeper not once but twice for the same aircraft.
Approximately 1000 bees swarmed the cargo door of a 767, and the flight was delayed because no one could access it. The aircraft had arrived in Dallas from Las Vegas, and when the airline starting unloading the aircraft there were tons of bees under the wing. They called a beekeeper to handle the issue, the beekeeper captured the queen bee and swarm and then airline employees finished unloading the aircraft.
Shortly after the beekeeper left, another swarm showed up and the beekeeper was called back, captured the swarm, and then the airline finished loading cargo and bags.
Here, by the way, are bees swarming a Vietnam Airlines Airbus A330 in Ho Chi Minh City:
Well run airports have procedures in place to handle this, and airline CEOs don’t need to take to twitter to have the issue addressed.