Mavcom proposes transfer passenger service charges

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KUALA LUMPUR (June 18): The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has in its latest consultation paper on aeronautical charges, proposed the introduction of transfer passenger services charges (PSC) to be applied for both domestic and international connections.

In the consultation paper released today, Mavcom  proposed a RM3 domestic transfer PSC and RM17 international transfer PSC.

Domestic transfer PSC is chargeable to passengers who are scheduled to depart from a domestic destination to another domestic destination (within Malaysia), within a certain number of hours of arriving at the transfer airport.

International transfer PSC, meanwhile, is chargeable to passengers who are scheduled to depart from any airport in Malaysia to another international destinations (including domestic to international transfers), within a certain number of hours of arriving at the transfer airport.

“In this analysis, the commission assumes the transfer PSC apply for transfer journeys where a flight is scheduled to depart within 24 hours of arrival at the transfer airport.

“The transfer PSC is typically applied in hub airports regionally and globally. For instance, Changi Airport charges a transfer PSC of S$6 per departing passenger,” it said.

In Changi, transfer passengers refer to passengers who, as evidenced by a single passenger ticket, is scheduled to depart from Singapore within 24 hours of his scheduled time of arrival, and on an aircraft with a different flight number, for a destination in another country other than the country from which he embarked on the aircraft by which he arrived in Singapore.

Mavcom said transfer PSC could assist in absorbing the regulated revenue per departing passenger over more revenue items, and therefore reduce the burden on PSC, landing fees and aircraft parking fees.

Transfer PSC could reduce the loss in revenues, which was and is currently not captured for transit and transfer passengers, it added.