CHANGI International Airport has raised its Passenger Service Charge (PSC) for departuring passengers by S$6 (US$4.80), effective next April.
The marked up fee of S$19.90 will apply to all airfares booked from November 2012, for travel on or after April 1, 2013.
Taking into account the S$8 Passenger Security Service Charge (PSSC) and S$6.10 Aviation Levy imposed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, departing passengers will have to fork out a total of S$34 once the new tariff kicks in.
The S$9 PSC and S$3 PSSC for transfer and transit passengers remain the same.
Changi Airport Group (CAG) said the fee amendment would help to bankroll new developments required to accommodate growing passenger traffic and cover the airport's escalating operational costs.
Over the next five years, CAG is committed to a more than S$2 billion expansion and enhancement programme. Two upcoming projects – the construction of Terminal 4 and expansion of Terminal 1 – will raise handling capacity of the airport from 66 million to 85 million passengers per annum (TTG Asia e-Daily, July 19, 2012).