MIRI: Rural flight fares have skyrocketed with ticketing agents imposing a compulsory service fee of RM40 for a return trip to all rural sectors in Sabah and Sarawak.
Because of this, the total fare of an air-trip in rural Sarawak has shot up by as much as 50%, putting rural folk in a quandary.
There are about a million people living in rural regions in Sarawak, most of whom depend on flights for quick travel.
A Star check revealed that MASWings, a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, had not increased its fares.
It was the ticketing agents who imposed the compulsory service charge for all sectors, regardless of urban or rural.
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