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MAS revises excess baggage fee

The new rates are effective from this Wednesday.

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KUALA LUMPUR — April 20, 2015: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is revising its excess baggage fee structure from Wednesday.

Previously applied regional rates per blocks of 5kg will be replaced with a zonal fee structure, with rates per block of 3kg for travel on all MAS-operated flights system-wide, both domestic and international.

Excess baggage rates will be calculated based on zones, depending on the distance flown in a single itinerary.

“The fee will be calculated for every 3kg in excess of the free baggage allowance, instead of the previous 5kg blocks,” the airline said in a statement today.

According to the MAS website, its fixed rate for each block of 5kg varies from RM55 within Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak to a maximum of RM195 to Europe.

This revision will also apply to passengers connecting on domestic routes between Sabah and Sarawak on MASwings-operated flights, it said, adding that passengers with tickets issued before April 22 will be charged based on whichever rate is lower if they are travelling between April 22 and August 30 this year.

MAS currently allows two pieces of baggage weighing 50kg for first class, 40kg for business and 30kg for economy.

For further clarification, call the MAS contact centre at 1-300-88-3000 (within Malaysia) or 603-7843 3000 (outside Malaysia) or visit
www.malaysiaairlines.com. — Bernama

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