The Malaysian government started charging a
departure levy on flights departing Malaysia, effective 1
For destinations within ASEAN, the departure
levy is RM8 for economy class and RM50 for business class and
For those travelling beyond ASEAN, the departure
levy is RM20 for economy class and RM150 for business class and
The departure levy will be collected by all
airlines on behalf of the government, and shall be itemised and
reflected in the total airfare.
Passengers aged below 24 months, international
transit passengers with a stopover time of less than 12 hours,
crew on duty and travellers who book flights before the effective
date are exempted from the departure levy.
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