AirAsia Malaysia will be introducing its fuel surcharges beginning March 8 for all domestic and international flights, citing escalating jet fuel prices exceeding US$120 per barrel.
The fee, last abolished in 2015, will see domestic routes charged RM10 and international routes between RM25 and RM60, depending on duration of trip.
In a statement, the low-cost airline said the surcharge will be applicable for all new flight bookings made on and after March 8.
“Bookings made prior to March 8 will not be affected,” it added.
AirAsia CEO Riad Asmat said the airline hoped that this would be a temporary measure, adding that it would continue to ensure that its fares remained as low as possible.
AirAsia first introduced a fuel surcharge in 2005, abolishing it in 2008. The charge was reintroduced in 2011 and removed again in 2015.