AviationAirAsia welcomes back party of 10 stranded without passports in New Zealand

Airbnb blaze victims flown home to Malaysia

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Victims of the Christchurch fire are welcomed home.
Victims of the Christchurch fire are welcomed home. Photo Credit: AirAsia

All 10 of them escaped the fire, including six who were treated for minor to moderate injuries at Christchurch Hospital. They had lost most of their belongings, including six of their passports, which left them stranded in New Zealand.

AirAsia X has safely flown home 10 Malaysian tourists who were forced to flee a blaze that gutted an Airbnb rental vacation home in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The group was met by AirAsia X CEO, Benyamin Ismail. at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) following a flight from Auckland.

Benyamin said, “We sympathise with the victims over the ordeal and we wanted to do our part to help by providing them a free flight home and doing whatever we could to help them cope with the traumatic experience.

“We would like to thank the Malaysian High Commission in Wellington and the Tourism Malaysia Office in Auckland for their assistance in expediting the travel document process for the victims."

The fire destroyed a wooden three-storey house that the victims had rented.

All 10 of them escaped the fire, including six who were treated for minor to moderate injuries at Christchurch Hospital. They had lost most of their belongings, including six of their passports, which left them stranded in New Zealand.

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