No frills airline, AirAsia Bhd, will charge a RM10 check-in fee per passenger for all flights whose bookings are made from Sept 21 onwards to check in via conventional check-in counters. The airline said the additional charge was part of its plan to aggressively grow revenue through ancillary income and services, instead of transferring the full cost, amid escalating jet fuel prices to its passengers.
However, the charge is not applicable for passengers opting for self check-in. “Passengers may enjoy quicker and more convenient ways of checking-in via web on www.airasia.com, or mobile through apps on Blackberry, iPhone and Android devices,” said AirAsia in a statement today. The apps can be downloaded by searching for the keyword “AirAsia” in the Blackberry App World, iTune App Store and Android Marketplace.
Web and mobile check-in are available upon flight booking confirmation and up to one hour before scheduled departure for AirAsia flights. For AirAsia X, check-in will be available upon flight booking confirmation and up to four hours before scheduled departure. This fee applies to all AirAsia domestic and international flights originating from airports in Malaysia.
As for AirAsia X, counter check-in charges will apply for flights departing from the airline’s base in Kuala Lumpur and at all airports the airline operates except in Tokyo (Haneda) and Osaka (Kansai) in Japan, Seoul (Incheon) in South Korea and Tehran (Iran). — Bernama