Cathay Pa­cific: Yes, we ac­cept ringgit for in­flight pur­chases

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SUNBIZ -

KUALA LUMPUR: Cathay Pa­cific yes­ter­day said that the ringgit can be used by pas­sen­gers to set­tle in­flight trans­ac­tions.

“Pas­sen­gers who wish to pur­chase in­flight sales items can al­ways set­tle their trans­ac­tions by credit card or in Malaysian ringgit cash too,” Cathay Pa­cific spokesper­son said in a re­sponse to a query by Ber­nama.

The spokesper­son was asked to clar­ify a so­cial me­dia re­port on Mon­day that the air­line had given no­tice to its crew not to ac­cept the ringgit for its in­flight trans­ac­tions.

Pro­vid­ing a back­ground, the Hong Kong na­tional car­rier said it was in­formed by its cur­rency ex­change ven­dor on Nov 11 that the ringgit in cash would not be ac­cepted for ex­change.

“(Then), on Nov 14, we re­ceived a new no­ti­fi­ca­tion that the Malaysian ringgit in cash would be ac­cepted, ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately.

“We apol­o­gise for the in­con­ve­nience caused,” the air­line said.

So­cial me­dia also re­ported that the cur­rency was not ac­cepted by for­eign money chang­ers.

How­ever, a check by Ber­nama re­vealed that the ringgit was still widely ac­cepted by money chang­ers in over­seas mar­kets, con­trary to the so­cial me­dia re­ports.

In neigh­bour­ing Sin­ga­pore, Thai­land and In­done­sia, money chang­ers re­ported brisk trans­ac­tions in the lo­cal cur­rency with some re­port­ing a lack of sup­ply of the ringgit due to heavy de­mand for it. – Ber­nama

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