PUTRAJAYA: The passenger service charge (PSC) for international flights at all airports in Malaysia except for KLIA has been cut from RM73 to RM50 effective Oct 1, Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook announced today.
He said the PSC rates for other sectors at all airports, however, would remain at RM35 for Asean flights and RM11 for domestic flights.
Loke said the PSC rate at KLIA also remained at RM73 for international flights, RM35 for Asean flights and RM11 for domestic flights as KLIA is a premium airport.
“For departing passengers who have made PSC payments before the effective date (Oct 1), a claim for refund can be made at their airlines’ offices at airports nationwide,” he said in a press conference here today.
Prior to this, low-cost carrier AirAsia had launched a petition in protest of the increase of RM23 from RM50 to RM73 for passengers travelling beyond the Asean region.
AirAsia said klia2 was designed and operates as a low-cost carrier terminal and that passengers should not have to pay the same PSC as the “more well-equipped and luxurious” KLIA terminal.