26 January 2015

AirAsia throws out fuel surcharges as of 26 January 2015

AirAsia will be abolishing fuel surcharge effective 26 January 2015 across all of its airlines in the group, as well as its low-cost long haul affiliates AirAsia X, Thai AirAsia X and Indonesia AirAsia X, in line with declining global oil prices.

Source: AirAsia eDM.

AirAsia was the first airline to abolish fuel surcharge for all its domestic and international flights back in 2008, though it had to reintroduce them in 2011 due to rocketing fuel prices at the time.

AirAsia’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes commented, “We are a high-value, low-fare airline and we will continue to strive to make flying as affordable as possible. This decision has been made in November 2014, which was in line with declining global oil prices.

"However, we are only able to implement it now, but we believe removing fuel surcharge and reducing travel costs will be a huge boost to the tourism industry. This will be a plus point for consumers, but the economy will also benefit from this as the tourism industry is a great job creator.”

With the removal of fuel surcharge from its fares, guests will be able to find flights within Malaysia from as low as RM19 one way all-in, and international flights from RM49 one way all-in.