Malaysia Airlines will raise its domestic fares by 15 percent for its economy class and 25 per cent for its business class effective Aug 15.
This is due to higher fuel surcharge costs and the imposition of an administration cost.
Its international fares remain unchanged.
Its managing director Idris Jala said MAS would increase the domestic fuel surcharge to RM20 from RM15 within Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak effective Tuesday.
Between Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak, the fuel surcharge would be raised to RM51 (US$13.90) from RM36, he told a press conference here Monday.
He said an administration fees of RM14 would also be imposed as practised by budget carrier AirAsia.
MAS also aims to break even by the year-end following the implementation of its new business unveiled earlier this year, he said.
Malaysia Airlies has also been nominated this year for a World Travel Award as Asia’s Leading Airline.