Malaysia Airlines offers higher baggage allowance, reduced excess charges
MALAYSIA Airlines announced that effective February 14, its passengers will enjoy an additional 10 kilogrammes free checked baggage allowance and reduced excess baggage charges for travel in all classes. These apply to all travel from this date irrespective of tickets issued earlier reflecting the original lower free allowance, according to a press release.
The national carrier of Malaysia is introducing these benefits 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 Regional Senior Vice President for Malaysia/Asean Muzammil Mohamad said, “The revised checked baggage policy improves our product proposition in the ever-changing competitive landscape of the commercial aviation industry. This is also in line with our business plan strategy of “Winning Back Customers”.
“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 service hospitality,” he added.
Under the new baggage guidelines all adult and child passengers will enjoy 30, 40, and 50 kilogrammes 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 five kilogrammes of excess baggage weight.
The excess baggage rate for each block of five kilog rammes excess weight will be in the Brunei dollar equivalent of Malaysian Ringgit (RM) 30, 60 and 90 respectively, depending on zone of travel.
The equivalent 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.
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 above guidelines apply only for travel on Malaysia Airlines and does not cover code-share flights as well as travel involving other airlines.