KUALA LUMPUR: Cathay Pacific’s announcement on waiving rebooking or rerouting charges for Malaysians whose travel plans coincide with the election has earned the ire of Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed.
He took to Twitter today to criticise the Hong Kong flag carrier’s move, the Malay Mail Online reported.
“Wow. Good marketing move by them. Didn’t know that regime change is part of their business plan. Cathay Pacific waives rebooking, rerouting charges for Malaysians travelling on polling day.”
In a travel advisory on Friday, the airline announced that one change was permitted for all tickets, including those with restrictions on date change, if the date of the 14th general election fell within the Malaysian passenger’s inbound or outbound travel date.