This is posted on Posted Date : 19/08/2011 by Flight Centric
AirAsia says it will charge check-in fees as rising fuel costs impact on its bottom line.
Southeast Asia's largest budget carrier said it hoped the new charge would encourage customers to check in online as well as recover some of the losses caused by soaring aviation fuel costs.
The fee of RM10 will be applied to tickets booked after September 20 and apply only to travellers using airport counters - not self-service kiosks.
Meanwhile, all travellers using the majority of airports in Malaysia will be hit with a 25 per cent increase in airport taxes from September.
Malaysia Airport Holdings, which manages most of the country’s commercial airports, has bumped the fee from 51 ringgit to RM65. Airlines will also be forced to pay increased charges for landing and parking airplanes, a fee all airlines will have little choice but to pass on to passengers.
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