The Kuala Lumpur High Court has ordered low-cost carrier AirAsia to pay RM40.73 million in unpaid passenger service charges (PSC) which the airline refused to collect for six months last year.
In a filing to Bursa Malaysia today, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said AirAsia also needs to pay RM792,381 in unpaid late payment charges (LPC) to Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd (MA Sepang), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MAHB.
“The court granted summary judgment in favour of MA Sepang in all three civil suits filed against AirAsia Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd.
“The summary judgment order further included a declaration for AirAsia to pay MA Sepang the PSC rates that have been gazetted,” it said.
It was reported that AirAsia has also been ordered to pay RM24,000 in costs for the three suits.
Meanwhile, AirAsia, in a separate filing, said the court allowed the judgment application filed by MA Sepang at the cost of RM8,000 per application and dismissed AirAsia X’s striking out the application with no order as to costs.
“We will be taking necessary actions to preserve our interests, including appealing against the said decision and applying for a stay of execution,” the airline added.