Tuesday, 6 December 2016

MALAYSIA: Boost For Malaysia Airline And For Malaysian Tourism

Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) will be introducing a big sales campaign for travel to and around the Asean region, in celebration of the New Year and in anticipation of the equalisation of the passenger service charge (PSC) from Jan 1, 2017.

In a statement yesterday, MAB said the PSC equalisation will see a reduction of some RM35 per Asean passengers at KLIA. The company said in the statement that the savings will be passed on to passengers and the impact can already be seen and it is better than expected as group bookings from the Asean region has spiked by almost 400 per cent.

This will be a great boost for the airline and for Malaysian tourism in general, it said. MAB group chief executive officer Peter Bellew said with the revised passenger service charges, the company is able to bring people together with their competitive fares.

“This means a lot to us and we could have not done it without the support of Malaysian Aviation Commission, the Minister of Transport and of course our customers. “In the spirit of the season of giving we would like to share this good news with all our loyal passengers,” he said.

During the sales period, fares offered will be as low as RM99 for domestic and Asean travels.