Travellers who are flying internationally next year take note: the new passenger service charge (PSC) at KLIA2 will see an increase of 45% in 2018.
In order to promote fair competition among the airlines, it’s been confirm that the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) will be increasing the current charge of RM50 to RM73. This will apply to all long haul flights (except the ASEAN region).
As it stands, the PSC charges for domestic flights costs RM11 while flights to ASEAN countries is at RM 35 at all airports. Once the new implementation takes place next year, the PSC charges for KLIA2 will be the same as KLIA and other airports.
In addition to the aforementioned airport tax, a new levy will also be imposed when departing Malaysian airports next year. It is understood that passengers who are transiting in KLIA or KLIA2 towards another destination will be subjected to a RM1 levy. While the RM1 charge probably won’t matter much, the increase of 45% in KLIA2’s PSC for 2018 won’t sit well with many folks.
For more information, check out the PSC guide for Malaysia airports here.
Source: Places & Foods / Featured image: Reuters.