Malaysia Airlines has denied that one of its flights to London experienced a near-miss with a Kuwait Airways aircraft over Pakistani airspace on Sunday.
A spokesman for MAS said the airline has avoided Pakistan’s airspace due to the increased risk to flight operation safety, following a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) this year.
The airline demanded that media outlets retract their reports and issue a public apology.
“Malaysia Airlines will not hesitate to take legal action against any party that publishes baseless allegations that could tarnish the airline’s reputation,” said the spokesman.
According to several news reports, a Kuwait Airways plane was travelling to Islamabad, Pakistan when it narrowly missed a Malaysia Airlines plane heading to London. Kuwait Medias also covered this report.