Malaysia Airports to raise rates for international passengers

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Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) announced it will implement new rates for the international passenger service charge (PSC), aircraft landing and parking charges from Nov 15.

The airport operator said it has been informed by the Transport Ministry that following a further review, approval has been given to enforce the new rates.

MAHB said the new PSC rates would be applicable to tickets purchased from Nov 15 onwards while the aircraft landing and parking charges would be raised in three stages from January 2012, January 2013 and January 2014.

For the International PSC, it would see an increase to RM65 from RM51 for departing international passengers where applicable at the relevant airports and an increase to RM32 from RM25 for departing international passengers at LCCT, KLIA and at Terminal 2 Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

“All other PSC charges remain the same,” it said in a statement today. As for aircraft landing and parking charges, MAHB said the gazetted increase was at 30 percent for landing and 64 percent for parking.

“These increases will be implemented gradually, aircraft landing charges to
be increased in three stages by nine percent per annum on January 2012,
January 2013 and January 2014,” it said.

As for aircraft parking charges, MAHB said the rates would be increased in three stages by 18 percent per annum on January 2012, January 2013 and January 2014.

MAHB manages and operates 39 airports in Malaysia: five international, 16 domestic and 18 short take-off and landing ports. It also has operations in India, Turkey and Maldives.

– Bernama