New Malaysian Airport Charges announced on 31st October have equalised fees between airports for Domestic and ASEAN destinations. The changes, which are due to take effect from 1st January 2017, reduces the Airport charges at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) by around RM35 (USD$ 8.33) for passengers to ASEAN destinations, which means the fee will be the same as that charged at the Low Cost Terminal KLIA2.
In addition to this initial pricing announcement, Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) confirmed today that they are
moving to full equalisation on international routes from 1 January 2018. Carriers at KLIA2 will continue to hold a fee advantage in this segment of the market next year, and will enjoy a saving in 2017 of RM23 (USD$5.47) on International flights worth approximately RM250m (USD$60m) per annum.
Peter Bellew, Group Chief Executive at Malaysia Airlines Berhad welcomed the announcement of the more equitable fee charges, something he has been advocating for since he took over the reins of the company earlier this year.
Our customers now have the freedom to choose whatever terminal they wish in Kuala Lumpur.
Promotional “Freedom Fares” for the New Malaysian Airport Charges
In celebration of the fee reduction, Malaysia Airlines, which operates out of KLIA in Kuala Lumpur, is offering special, fully inclusive fares on selected ASEAN routes from RM149 and domestic routes from RM99, on sale between Wednesday 2nd and Tuesday 8th November 2016.
The airline has announced that it is on the road to recovery after an extremely difficult recent history and the CEO looks forward to further collaboration with Tourism bodies to promote the country.