Airline Captain's Dismissal Upheld by the High Court
Mohd Nor Khan bin Gulam Haider v. AirAsia Berhad & Ors
KL High Court Judicial Review Application No.WA-25-579-12/2019
This morning, the High Court upheld the decision of the Industrial Court which had found the dismissal of the Applicant, a Captain with AirAsia Berhad, for failing to comply with the airline’s Safety Emergency Procedures to be with just cause and excuse.
Vide Industrial Court Award No. 2793 of 2019, the Applicant was found to have breached the airline's procedures by, among others, smoking during the flight.
The High Court, through Justice Datuk Noorin binti Badaruddin had dismissed the Captain’s judicial review application with costs.
The key point to be taken away from this case is that the strict standards and SOPs in the aviation industry cannot be deprecated, and apply with strict force.
AirAsia Berhad was represented at the High Court by our Managing Partner, Dato' Thavalingam C. Thavarajah and Associate, Aida Yasmin Cheree Mohamad.