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Malaysia Airlines is now offering its passengers an additional 10
kilograms free checked baggage allowance and reduced excess
baggage charges for travel in all classes.
The airline introduced these benefits on
Thursday, on all its flights involving the weight system concept
for checked baggage, except for travel to and from Los Angeles
where the charges are based on the piece system.
Malaysia Airlines’ Group Chief Executive Officer
Encik Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said, “As travellers are becoming more discerning in
selecting their air travel options, we have simplified the excess
baggage rates to introduce a consistent policy for our passengers
that delivers significant savings while they enjoy our premium
Under the new baggage
guidelines all adult and child passengers will enjoy 30, 40, and
50 kilograms free baggage allowance respectively for travel on
economy, business and first class.
Charges for checked
baggage weights in excess of the new free allowance will be
calculated depending on zone of travel with a fixed rate applied
for every 5 kilograms of excess baggage weight.
baggage rate for each block of 5 kilograms excess weight will be
RM30, RM60 and RM90 respectively depending on zone of travel.
In Malaysia, the rate of RM30 applies for each sector in the
zone within Malaysia and the ASEAN countries of Singapore, Brunei,
Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.
RM60 applies for sectors in the zone beyond Malaysia and
ASEAN, covering destinations in India, China, Sri Lanka, Maldives,
Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Japan, Korea, New
Zealand and Australia.
The intercontinental rate of RM90
will be charged on all travel between Malaysia and the cities of
Jeddah, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt and Istanbul.
For return travel from the international cities, the RM value of
the applicable zone charge will be converted into the local currency of payment during check-in.
The changes apply
apply only for travel on Malaysia Airlines and does not cover