Edited by: Sheera Abg Mansor
KUCHING: AirAsia has no choice but to collect the increased Passenger Service Charge (PSC) levied by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) beginning immediately under protest.
The Kuala Lumpur High Court had dismissed AirAsia Berhad and AirAsia X Berhad’s striking out application in relation to the payment for outstanding PSC to Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd (MASSB), a subsidiary of MAHB.
MAHB had imposed a new PSC of RM73 on passengers using klia2 to destinations beyond Asean, the same rate as at the full-service terminal KLIA, effective July 2018.
This is higher than the previous rate of RM50, and AirAsia had refused to collect the additional RM23 from its guests to ensure air travel remains affordable for all.
AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat as quoted in Borneo Post said itemizing the additional PSC will allow our 5.5 million guests departing from klia2 for non-Asean destinations annually to see how much they’re paying for inferior facilities.
While AirAsia X Malaysia CEO Benyamin Ismail added that they are forced to collect the additional RM23 as they cannot afford to continue subsidizing the guests, hoping that the guests would understand the situation.
Source: Borneo Post