PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd's (MAHB) is suing AirAsia X Bhd for outstanding airport charges, rent and late payment charges amounting to RM34.88 million pursuant to the relevant agreements entered into between the parties.
The legal suit was taken after AirAsia X's failure to pay the outstanding sum despite numerous demands, according to the airport operator.
MAHB told Bursa Malaysia that its wholly-owned subsidiary Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd had filed the writ of summons and statement of claim against AirAsia X at the Shah Alam High Court on April 27.
"The board of the company is of the opinion that it is necessary for Malaysia Airports (Sepang) to pursue the civil suit to best protect its interest," it stressed.
In a separate filing, MAHB has filed for an application for leave to appeal at the Federal Court against the Court of Appeal's decision in relation to a RM43.99 million lawsuit by Syarikat Pembinaan Anggerik Sdn Bhd's (SPASB) in respect of the damages and losses pertaining to upgrading works for the Penang International Airport.
On March 30, the Court of Appeal allowed SPASB's appeal against the High Court's decision, which ruled in favour of MAHB.
MAHB's shares remained unchanged at RM9.01, while AirAsia X gained 1.3% to 38.5 sen.