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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

MAS's Local Fares Go Up


The Star
By WONG SAI WAN and NG CHENG YEE


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines will increase its domestic fares by an average of 15% for economy class and 25% for business class in two weeks – the first increase for local routes in 14 years.

But from today – the day when the domestic route is rationalised with AirAsia coming in as a major local airline – MAS is increasing its fuel surcharges and imposing a RM14 administration fee for each ticket issued.

The new fuel surcharge for flights within the peninsula and within Sabah and Sarawak is RM20 – a hike of RM5. For flights between the peninsula and Sabah and Sarawak, the surcharge goes up by RM15 to RM51.

This means that for a return flight between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu, a passenger could end up paying as much as RM250 extra for an economy class ticket.
More...The Star

5 comments:

straits mongrel said...

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kelly said...

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Hasan Mubarak said...

Hi Kelly! thank you so much for dropping by. I'm back and will be regular on blogging stuff.

Soaring fuel prices have resulted in such reactions from Airlines all across the world. For the same very matter; Pakistan's national carrier Pakistan International Airlines just declared that it's going to run into losses after five years of profitable operations.

kelly said...

Hi Hasan! It is really good to hear from you again. Welcome back to blogging, that is.

Yeah, all this fuel price soaring is bad for everyone. MAS (Malaysian Airlines) has just announced another surcharge hike. **Sigh**

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