This clarification follows the announcement by the low-cost carrier earlier this week that it would remove the fee it had been charging as part of its ticket price since May 9, 2014.
According to MAHB, the fee had been imposed and collected solely by AirAsia since klia2 started operations in 2014.
“The only charges collected by Malaysia Airports are the passenger service charges (PSC) of RM11 for domestic departure, RM35 for international departure to Asean countries and RM73 for departures to non-Asean countries,” MAHB said in a statement today in response to queries from the media.
The airport operator had similarly issued a statement distancing itself from the fee when AirAsia began imposing it in 2014.
On Monday, AirAsia Group chief executive Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said during a Facebook live session with the public that the airline would cease collecting the fee from next week.
He also asserted that klia2 did not match the airline’s objective for air travel, which was mainly to lower costs in order to offer cheaper fares.
“We are going to remove the fee next week; you’re the first to hear it. There will not be a klia2 fee any more,” Fernandes said.
MAHB recently sued AirAsia and AirAsia X for refusing to collect the additional PSC of RM23 per passenger imposed by it at klia2.
MAHB manages and operates 39 airports in Malaysia and one in Istanbul. — Bernama