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AirAsia to pay at least RM40.6m to MAHB unit

KUALA LUMPUR: Due to unpaid passenger service charges from July to December last year, AirAsia have to pay at least RM40.6 million to Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB).

The High Court also dismisses the carrier’s strike out application and allow summary judgments by MAHB on AirAsia by charging three suits against the company.

“I allow order in terms with regard to Order 14 (Rules of High Court).

“The court rules that under Section 46 of the Malaysian Aviation Commission Act 2015 that the power to set charges lies with the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) while Malaysia Airports (MAHB) is the body issued the licence to operate the airport. I am allowing Order 14 on all three cases,” Justice Azimah Omar said in her oral judgment. AirAsia counsel Lim Tuck Sun told the court that he has instructions to appeal the decision.

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