KUALA LUMPUR — July 18, 2019: A court has ordered AirAsia to pay RM40.73 million in unpaid passenger service charges (PSC) which the airline refused to collect for six months last year.
In a filing to Bursa Malaysia today, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) said AirAsia also needs to pay RM792,381 in unpaid late payment charges to Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn. Bhd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MAHB.
The court granted a summary judgment in favour of MA Sepang in all three civil suits filed against AirAsia and AirAsia X.
The summary judgment order further included a declaration for AirAsia to pay MA Sepang the PSC rates that have been gazetted, said the MAHB statement.
It was reported that AirAsia has also been ordered to pay RM24,000 in costs for the suits.
He is thus of the view that the airport regulator and operator should have supported the stakeholders — both airlines and passengers — with fair treatment.
“All we have ever asked is for Malaysia Airports to understand our model and help us. Help us create more jobs. We are a low cost carrier, its largest customer.
“For 18 years all we have asked is to have an airport that’s a partner.. like we have with GE Aviation, Airbus or Credit Suisse Group AG,” he said.
Fernandes also reiterated his confusion why the passenger service charge at Langkawi International Airport and KL International Airport 2 is the same as for KLIA and described this as unfair’ as these airports have different facilities and services. — Bernama