AirAsia To Remove Processing Fees For Card And Online Payments
Author Avatar


AirAsia To Remove Processing Fees For Card And Online Payments

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes announced that from October, AirAsia will be doing away with its processing fees for online banking, credit card, and debit card payments. “We still have some charges to drive traffic to cheaper, safer and less fraudless methods. But there will be methods with no fees,” he tweeted.

Presently, the processing fees for AirAsia start from as low as RM4 for direct debit transactions, but are higher for other methods like paying by debit card or credit card. Moreover, the fee varies from destination to destination, with passengers being charged more for overseas destinations.

As the fee is charged on a per-passenger-per-way basis, you’d have to pay double the fee for a return flight and multiply that by the number of people travelling. For example, the RM12 credit card processing fee for a passenger buying flights to and from Tokyo would cost RM24; a return group booking for five people would cost RM120. Until the fees are removed in October, the only way to avoid paying this fee is if a customer owns AirAsia’s BigPay prepaid Mastercard and opts to pay with it.

Therefore, the budget airline’s decision to remove processing fees is one that will definitely be welcomed by its customers. This move is also seen to be in accordance with Bank Negara’s announcement last year that retailers are not allowed to impose any surcharges on payments made via debit and credit cards.

(Source: SoyaCincauNew Straits Times)


0 0 votes
Article Rating


Comments (0)

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Top Personal Finance News Articles
Post Image
Petrol Price Malaysia Live Updates (RON95, RON97 & Diesel)
- 29th March 2023
We provide weekly updates on every Friday at 5pm on the prices of RON95, RON97 and Diesel in Malaysia and a chart that shows the movement of fuel prices across a 6-week period. Bookmark this page now!
Post Image
Astro 4K Ultra HD Broadcast To Be Available For Subscription By The End of This Year
Brian Chung
- 14th August 2018
By the end of 2018, Astro customers will be able to watch football matches in Ultra HD. Read on to know more about the 4k Ultra HD service.
Post Image
Touch n Go RFID: What Malaysian Road Users Need To Know
Jacie Tan
- 10th August 2018
Everyone’s talking about Touch ’n Go RFID being used at Malaysian highway tolls soon – here’s what you need to know about it.
Post Image
Best High Interest Savings Accounts In Malaysia (January 2023)
Pang Tun Yau
- 11th January 2023
Make your money work for you by depositing them into the best high-interest savings accounts in Malaysia!

Related articles

Related Posts Image
Related Posts Image
Related Posts Image
Related Posts Image

How To File Income Tax For Your Side Business

Jacie Tan -
2nd February 2021