AirAsia processing fee scrapped from October 2019

AirAsia processing fee will be removed for customers who pay by online banking and credit card from October 2019 onwards.

“We will still have some charges to drive traffic to cheaper, safer and fraud less methods. But there will be methods with no fees,” tweeted group chief executive officer Tony Fernandes on Tuesday, 30 July 2019.

AirAsia’s current processing fee starts at RM4 for direct debit and can go up to RM16 with UnionPay.

However, if a customer opts to make payment using AirAsia’s e-wallet application BigPay, there is no processing fee involved.

While netizens welcome the good news, many are asking why the fees are not abolished now but must wait until October 2019. According to Bank Negara, retailers are not allowed to impose any fee for credit card purchases as reported by The Star in 2018.

You can already book your AirAsia flights through Leisure Holidays with no processing fees irrespective of payment method – online bank transfer, credit card, e-wallets, 6 or 12 months 0% instalment payments.

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