KUALA LUMPUR: Aviation industry players hope the government will consider a range of relief packages in the upcoming Budget 2022 to support air travel and tourism operator recovery.

As one of the hardest-hit industries during the COVID-19 pandemic, strong support from the government, such as tax exemptions, lower travel costs, and employment strategies, will be crucial for the whole ecosystem to rebound, said Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), AirAsia Group and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB)

MAG hopes that Budget 2022 would include the exemption or delay in remittance of taxes, levies, or charges imposed by the government and regulatory authorities without interest or penalties until Dec 31, 2022. Read more