Singapore Changi raises airport taxes

Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore Changi Airport will increase taxes for departing passengers on November 1 (Photo: Luc Citrinot)

Bad news for passengers taking off from theSingapore Changi Airport. From November 1, higher airport charges will affect passengers departing from Changi Airport.

Passengers on flights departing from Changi Airport currently pay a departure fee of $52.30 (€37.11). It is made up of a fee of $35.40 (€25.12) for passenger services and security, collected by the Changi Airport Group (CAG). To which must be added an aviation tax of $6.10 (€4.33) and an airport development tax of $10.80 (€7.66), collected by the government.

3 increases by 2024

With the increases announced on September 15, passengers will now have to pay S$6.90. That is a total passenger fee of $59.20 (€42) from November 1. This will only be a first step.

A further increase is scheduled for April 1. up to $3. Will follow a further increase of 3 additional dollars in April 2024. At the moment, the taxes to be paid by passengers departing from Singapore will reach €46.26.

However, passengers whose plane tickets were issued before November 1 will not be affected by these increases. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and the CAG made this clear in a joint statement.

Other passengers not affected by these increases: travelers in transit. They will continue to only pay a transfer tax of S$9 (€6.40).

In addition, airlines will also have to pay more parking fees as well as higher landing fees according to CAAS and ACG.

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