The chief operating officer of The Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM), Azmir Zain, has announced MAVCOM’s intention to increase the passenger service charge (PSC) for international flights at KLIA2. The PSC will be increased from RM50 to RM73 in order to match the fee at KLIA.
The reason for the increase is the decline of average fares in recent years, particularly for international routes compared to domestic routes, especially in the wake of an increasing demand for air travel. This was pointed out by Mr Zain when he introduced Mavcom’s inaugural industry report titled “Waypoint”, which predicted passenger traffic growth to surpass last year’s 8 per cent for a total volume of between 98 million to 99 million people.
Another factor for the charge increase would be the need to upgrade seven local airports in Penang, Subang, Langkawi, Kota Baru, Miri, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu that were operating beyond their theoretical terminal design capacities.
Even though the proposal is still under review, the new charge will likely be in place by January 2018.
Source: Yahoo News