KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Government supports low-cost carriers and welcomes any such airline to operate from KLIA2, says Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
The Transport Minister was responding to criticisms by Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAS) CEO Peter Bellew who described the RM33 difference in passenger tax for international passengers between KLIA and KLIA2 as “completely nuts”.
He said the difference in price was “totally unfair and completely anti-competitive”.
Liow said he did not see why MAS was questioning the price difference.
“This should not be an issue. I don’t see why MAS wants to question this at the moment. The Malaysian Government supports low cost airlines. This is the support we have given. In the past until today.
“We welcome MAS to operate their low cost airline in KLIA2,” he said.
The Passenger Service Charge for a KLIA passenger is currently set at RM65 per person, and only RM32 per person for KLIA2.
The two airports are located 2km apart.