Malindo joins Cathay Pacific's offer to waive rebooking fees due to GE14

  • Nation
  • Friday, 30 Mar 2018

A file pix of a Malindo Air plane.

PETALING JAYA: Malindo Airways is the second airline offering to waive rebooking fees for Malaysians travelling during the 14th General Election.

Malindo Airways said it will waive both the fare difference and change fee for passengers who choose to change their travel date but maintain the same destination.

It will also waive the change fee for those rerouting to a different destination, but the fare difference applies.

"In anticipation of the 14th General Election, Malindo Airways has come up with the following waivers to ensure that our valued guests' travel will not be affected," it said in a statement on March 28.

It added that all changes must be made within seven days from announcement of the election date.

Earlier this week, Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific also announced that all rebooking and rerouting chargers will be waived for all its (and Cathay Dragon) flight tickets issued in Malaysia (irrespective of fare type) if the travel date falls on the election date.

On Wednesday (March 28), Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed made a snide remark on Twitter over Cathay Pacific's decision to provide a waiver for Malaysians travelling on its airline during polling day.

"Wow. Good marketing move by them. Didn't know that regime change is part of their business plan," he tweeted.

Critics asked if Nur Jazlan's tweet implied that he was afraid of losing the elections and if he also did not want overseas voters to return to vote.

A Cathay Pacific spokesperson said that its decision was to provide more "value and flexibility" to its passengers.

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