Posted on: 21 February 2012 by Mark Howells
AirAsia has reduced the prices of the 15 kg and 20 kg baggage tiers while its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X has reduced the prices of the 25 kg and 30 kg baggage tiers and both AirAsia and AirAsia X are also introducing new options of 35 kg and 40 kg baggage tiers based on popular demand.
The new check-in baggage fees will enable passengers to save up to 50% when bookings are done online as compared to purchasing it at the airport counters.
AirAsia has also announced a reduction of the current sports equipment fees. Sports equipment now becomes part of the baggage allowance, with an additional RM20 as handling fees for AirAsia flights (AK, FD, QZ) and AirAsia X (D7) flights.
AirAsia’s regional head of commercial, Kathleen Tan, remarked, “Our move to reduce the online check-in baggage and sports equipment fees is part of our continuous effort to provide more value for our guests. Air travel should be affordable, convenient and seamless – which is exactly what the AirAsia experience is all about. The introduction of the 35 kg and 40 kg baggage tiers is inspired by the feedback of our guests and fans, and these heavier baggage tiers will enable our guests to have peace of mind as they no longer need to worry about the additional fees they need to pay in case of excess baggage at the airport counters.”
AirAsia has also recently reduced its processing fees from RM8 per passenger per sector, to only RM5 per passenger per sector; apart from waiving the counter check-in fees for international bound guests across all of its hubs and stations throughout the route network which spans across 152 routes, 77 destinations and 23 countries.