Despite this, Khaiyum ignorantly gurgles about a "holistic approach" hinting that the extent of his empire building in the lucrative aviation sector would not leave our gateway airport management unscathed. There could be another revival of his grand idea to outsource the airport to Dubai.
Furthermore, this kow-towing by Khaiyum to expats is an amusingly complete about-turn for one who at the drop of the hat will trigger the "neocolonialism whinge" when it's convenient.
Expats save millions
Friday, January 14, 2011
EXPATRIATE consultants have saved Air Pacific millions of dollars since taking up senior positions with the national airline.
Attorney-General and Minister for Civil Aviation Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum was not at liberty to discuss or disclose how the savings were brought about as the information could be used by rivals to hurt the airline.
"I applaud the decision by David Pflieger to bring in these consultants. They have proven their worth and effectively saved the company and subsequently, the country, millions of dollars," he said.
"I can't divulge how the savings were brought about or in which areas for obvious reasons.
"Publication of this type of sensitive information could be used by rivals to attack the airline."
According to Mr Sayed-Khaiyum, along with huge savings, the expats had helped identify areas where improvements could be made to further enhance operations for the national carrier.