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Changi Airport passengers to pay new levy to fund developments including T5

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SINGAPORE: Travellers flying out of Changi Airport will have to pay up to S$13.30 more from Jul 1 with an increase in passenger fees and a new levy to fund a major expansion for the airport, including the building of Terminal 5 (T5).
The bulk of the charge comes from a new Airport Development Levy to fund the expansion project. For passengers who begin their trips from Changi Airport, they will pay a levy of S$10.80, the Transport Ministry and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said on Wednesday (Feb 28).

International Air Transport Association 'disappointed' with new Changi Airport passenger levy

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people will still travel out from Changi no matter what...

Airports are learning from the UK - where the APD is set at ridiculous amounts - that air passengers are soft targets. HKG is also charging pax for the 3rd runway construction and SIN has just copied their example. KLIA is raising their charges almost annually. So, don't be surprised if some others will come up with more ways of extracting more revenue from air travellers!

 

However, it is not a free lunch. One day, all these charges will become unsustainable for pax to bear and traffic growth will begin to decline. Then the party will be over!

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Airports are learning from the UK - where the APD is set at ridiculous amounts - that air passengers are soft targets. HKG is also charging pax for the 3rd runway construction and SIN has just copied their example. KLIA is raising their charges almost annually. So, don't be surprised if some others will come up with more ways of extracting more revenue from air travellers!

 

However, it is not a free lunch. One day, all these charges will become unsustainable for pax to bear and traffic growth will begin to decline. Then the party will be over!

 

CEO comes and goes every few years. when the party is over, current ceo is unlikely will be around to takes the heat.

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Airports are learning from the UK - where the APD is set at ridiculous amounts - that air passengers are soft targets. HKG is also charging pax for the 3rd runway construction and SIN has just copied their example. KLIA is raising their charges almost annually. So, don't be surprised if some others will come up with more ways of extracting more revenue from air travellers!

 

However, it is not a free lunch. One day, all these charges will become unsustainable for pax to bear and traffic growth will begin to decline. Then the party will be over!

 

A recent example when the party is over:

 

http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/27/ryanair-pulls-glasgow-airport-risking-300-jobs-20-flight-paths-7346228/

 

Ryanair is pulling out of Glasgow Airport terminating 20 flights, 300 jobs and 500,000 passengers at the airport. All because of a £13 APD at the airport, which the airline described as excessive. The Scottish government has been promising to abolish/discount the APD but promise remains a promise and the airline is fed up so bye bye.

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