AirAsia once boasted that its well-trained pilots would never lose a plane days after Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared.
The budget carrier was forced into a humiliating apology and withdrew its in-flight magazine in which the article appeared last year.
The article sparked anger on social media after an AirAsia passenger posted a photograph of the text on Twitter last April, with some accusing the carrier of mocking the Malaysia Airlines tragedy.
In comments that will appear particularly distasteful in light of the disappearance of one of its own planes, the last paragraph read: ‘Pilot training in AirAsia is continuous and very thorough.
‘Rest assured that your captain is well prepared to ensure your plane will never get lost.’
At the time, AirAsia Executive Chairman Kamarudin Meranun expressed ‘deep regret and remorse,’ saying the latest issue of ‘travel 3Sixty’ magazine was printed before MH370 disappeared March 8 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.
Mr Kamarudin said the article was a monthly aviation column prepared well in advance by a retired pilot, who had worked for both AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines.