PSC for international flights reduced to RM50

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PSC Passenger Service Tax KLIA KLIA2 AirAsia
The AirAsia flight at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) in Sepang.PIX: MALAYSIA GAZETTE

PUTRAJAYA – The Passenger Service Charge (PSC) rate for international flights at all airports in Malaysia, with the exception of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), has been reduced to RM50 from RM73 with effect of 1 October.

According to the Minister of Transport, Anthony Loke Siew Fook, the PSC rates for other sectors at all airports, however, remained at RM35 for ASEAN flights and RM11 for domestic flights.

Nevertheless, the PSC rate at KLIA will remain at RM73 for international flights, ASEAN (RM35) and domestic (RM11), as KLIA is a premium airport.

“Departing passengers who have made the PSC payment before the effective date (1 October) can make a claim for refund at their airlines’ offices at airports nationwide,” he said in a press conference today.

Prior to this, low-cost carrier AirAsia had launched a petition in protest of the PSC increase of RM23 from RM50 to RM73 for passengers travelling beyond the ASEAN region.

AirAsia said that the KLIA2 was designed and operated as a low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) and its passengers should not have to pay the same PSC as the “more well-equipped and luxurious” KLIA terminal. -MalaysiaGazette

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