KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 Asia Pulse - AirAsia (KLSE:5099) passengers who booked their tickets before March 23 can claim a RM10 (US$2.73) refund from the airport tax they paid when making the booking.
Transport Minister Chan Kong Choy said this was because airport tax imposed on international flight passangers using the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) was only RM35, RM10 cheaper than the standard RM45 airport tax charged by the other airports in the country for international flights.
The government had announced RM35 as airport tax at the LCCT for international flights and a standard rate of RM6 for domestic flights as levied by other airports in the country.
"The LCCT is meant for low-cost carriers with less facilities...so international flight passengers are charged RM10 lower," he told Bernama Saturday.
Chan said passengers had complained that they were made to pay RM45 airport tax when they bought the tickets even after the LCCT was operational on March 23.
"Therefore, the government has decided to allow the refund. This is particularly for those who bought the tickets before March 23 and took the flight from the LCCT on March 23 and onwards.
"I've instructed Air Asia and Malaysia Airports Berhad to work out the refund mechanism. The details will be announced later," he added.