Effective 1 November 2014, Malaysia Airlines will charge a Service Fee to passengers for the carriage of Risk Items, such as firearms and shotguns.
The carriage of Risk Items, such as firearms (including replica and decommissioned firearms) and ammunition is restricted under law. Under the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation (DCA)’s National Civil Aviation Security Programme and in compliance with ICAO Annex 17, firearms are not permitted to be carried in the aircraft cabin.
Firearms are considered a Risk Item, defined as “offensive and scheduled” weapons under the Corrosive and Explosive Substance and Offensive Weapons Act 1958 or other articles which may pose a danger or risk if carried by passengers on board any aircraft.
Declaration of Carriage of Firearm must be made to Malaysia Airlines personnel at the Check-in counter, and then surrendered to MAB personnel at the Security check-point.
The Service Fee is to be paid at the Check-in counter, Excess Baggage Counter or Ticketing Counter, by cash or credit card.