Monday, January 15, 2007

It’s costlier to fly in Sarawak and Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Booking air tickets via travels agents will cost more in Sabah and Sarawak from today.

Travel agents in Sabah will begin charging a “ticketing fee” of up to 10% of the airfare following the trend towards zero commission policy being implemented by airlines while Sarawak travel agencies will impose RM20 and RM60 for cash sales of MAS' domestic and international tickets respectively.

The Sabah Association of Tours and Travel Agents (Satta) announced yesterday that the ticket fee was additional to the existing Agency Collection Fee of RM5 for domestic and RM30 for international flights.

Satta, which placed an advertisement in a local newspaper, said travel agents would collect the ticketing and agency collection fees on issuance of tickets.

However, the ticketing fee was only applicable to airlines that had implemented the “zero commission” policy.

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