Malaysia introduces Departure Levy
Effective 1 September 2019, all outbound air travellers will be required to pay a departure levy for ticket purchased on/after the implementation date, following the directive from the Malaysian Government.
A departure levy of RM8 will be charged on Economy Class passengers and RM50 on Business class and Business Suite passengers flying from Malaysia to ASEAN destinations.
Meanwhile, passengers flying all other international destinations beyond ASEAN, will be charged with a departure levy of RM20 for Economy Class and RM150 for Business Class and Business Suite.
Passengers will be able to view the departure levy amount reflected on all Malaysia Airlines’ Internet Booking Engine (IBE) for tickets purchased on and after 1 September 2019 (The tax code for departure levy is G1).
Airlines’ passengers including infants below 24 months, international transit passengers arriving and leaving Malaysia within 12 hours, crew on duty, and those who purchase tickets before 1 September 2019 for departure after the levy is enforced, however, will be exempted from the departure levy.
This departure levy will be in addition to the existing passenger service charge (PSC) of RM11, RM35 and RM73 for domestic, ASEAN and international destinations respectively.
For more information, passengers may call Malaysia Airlines’ call centre at 1-300-88-3000 (in Malaysia) or +603-7843 3000 (outside Malaysia).