PSC dispute: Let the courts decide

5 February 2019 After years of being at loggerheads, Malaysia’s dominant airport operator and Asia’s biggest budget airline group are taking their airport tax dispute to court for the first time. The airport tax, or passenger service charge (PSC), has been a point of contention between Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and AirAsia group for … Continue reading PSC dispute: Let the courts decide

Taxing dispute

5 February 2019 THE Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is the 12th busiest in the world measured by international passenger traffic. This is good news for Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB), which operates 39 airports in the country. But not all news in our aviation industry is good news. Entrance to klia2 Main Terminal Building … Continue reading Taxing dispute

AirAsia Malaysia’s CEO slams MAHB’s PSC clarification, calling it ‘duplicitous and disingenuous’

4 February 2019 AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer (CEO) Riad Asmat has slammed Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd’s(MAHB) statement on the passenger service charge (PSC) that was released yesterday, calling the airports operator’s arguments “duplicitous and disingenuous”. In a statement today, Riad said the seven-page statement by MAHB yesterday did not clarify on the PSC, but … Continue reading AirAsia Malaysia’s CEO slams MAHB’s PSC clarification, calling it ‘duplicitous and disingenuous’

MAHB-AirAsia feud undermines M’sian effort to be aviation hub

4 February 2019 The bad blood between Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and AirAsia Group Bhd continues to boil over. After being served with a notice by AirAsia claiming almost RM480mil for losses incurred from operating at klia2, MAHB said the low-cost carrier’s disparity of approach to the Passenger Service Charge (PSC) impacted its ability … Continue reading MAHB-AirAsia feud undermines M’sian effort to be aviation hub

Travellers against departure levy

4 February 2019 AS the feud intensifies between Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and AirAsia, so too the voices from air travellers against the imposition of a departure levy, as well as increase in passenger service charge (PSC). Malaysians, however, said they were determined to continue travelling. (File pix) Malaysians say the departure levy will … Continue reading Travellers against departure levy

MAHB says it does not set, fix or control passenger service charges (PSC)

3 February 2019 Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) said that it does not set, fix or control passenger service charges (PSC), in response to civil suits between its subsidiary Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd and AirAsia over hundreds of millions of ringgit in outstanding PSC. The airport operator said PSC partially covers the operating, improvement … Continue reading MAHB says it does not set, fix or control passenger service charges (PSC)