AirAsia Bhd is abolishing the fuel surcharge across all airlines in the group. – Reuters pic, January 26, 2015.
AirAsia Bhd will be abolishing the fuel surcharge across all airlines in the group from today, in line with declining global oil prices.
The low-cost carrier will also abolish the fuel surcharge for its low-cost long-haul affiliates, AirAsia X, Thai AirAsia X and Indonesia AirAsia X, the company said in a statement.
Group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said this would be a plus point for consumers and the economy, as the tourism industry was a great job creator.
"This decision was made in November 2014. But we are only able to implement it now and believe removing the fuel surcharge and reducing travel costs will be a huge boost to the tourism industry," he said.
The abolishment of the fuel surcharge is expected to further reduce travel costs and stimulate more demand for travel and tourism.