Flying In & Out Of Malaysian Airports Is Now Going To Cost You More

The new charges range between RM7 and RM73.

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Starting in June, you will have to fork out extra money in passenger service charges (PSC) when flying in and out of the Malaysian airports

The government has adjusted the PSC, which helps pay for airport services like security and maintenance. The adjustments are for the first regulatory period (RP1), spanning 1 June 2024 to 31 December 2026.

According to Bernama, the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) said that the newly revised PSC rates for RP1 range between RM7 and RM73, payable by passengers departing from and transferring through Malaysia. The fees also include a security charge for the provision of security services at airports.

Here's a breakdown of the revised rates:

Most domestic flights (within Malaysia)

No change, you'll still pay around RM11.

Except for Senai International Airport, which will have its own rates, ranging between RM10 and RM50 for domestic and international travel from or through the Senai Airport.

International flights

The fee depends on which airport you're flying from.

If you're using KLIA Terminal 1, it's RM73; and RM50 for KLIA Terminal 2 and other airports.

This is regardless of whether the passenger is travelling within or beyond ASEAN.

Connecting flights (transferring at an airport)

A new fee applies depending on your travel.

If it's a domestic connection, it will cost you around RM7, for an international connection at KLIA Terminal 1, it will cost RM42, and at KLIA Terminal 2 and other airports, it will cost RM29.

Remember: This only applies to flights departing after 1 June 2024.

Tickets purchased before that date won't be affected by the new fees.

Why the change?

According to MAVCOM, the revised rates are designed to help the aviation industry recover after the COVID-19 pandemic, while keeping things affordable for passengers, reported the New Straits Times.

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