Malaysia Airlines will pass on even greater savings to passengers following Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement that Air Passenger Duty is to be scrapped for children under 12 travelling in Economy class from May 1, 2015.

 

Air Passenger Duty – the UK Government tax that is charged on all passengers departing from a UK airport – is being reduced in two separate phases. From April 1, 2015, Air Passenger Duty for adults and children travelling in Economy Class on flights from the UK to Malaysia and other long-distance destinations will be reduced from £97 to £71, saving £26 per ticket. Then from May 1, 2015, Air Passenger Duty for children under 12 travelling in Economy will be removed altogether.  

Adult return Economy Class all-in fares from the UK to destinations throughout Malaysia and Australasia will be reduced by £26 to reflect the Air Passenger Duty change, with the following prices available from Malaysia Airlines from April 1, 2015: Kuala Lumpur from £839 (reduced from £865); Kota Kinabalu from £833 (reduced from £859); Perth from £860 (reduced from £886); and Auckland from £994 (reduced from £1,020).

On top of the Air Passenger Duty reductions, Malaysia Airlines has reduced child fares a further 5% from 85% of the full adult Economy Class fare, to 80%. Combined with the elimination of Air Passenger Duty, a child’s fare from London to Kuala Lumpur will start at £675.20 from May 1, saving £120.20 compared to £795.40 prior to the change.

For bookings and further information visit www.malaysiaairlines.com or call 0871-423 9090.

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