FAAN increases Passengers Service Charge By 100 per cent
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN increases Passengers Service Charge. FAAN has announced a 100 per cent increase in Passengers Service Charge. The Federal agency has increased passenger service charge from N1,000 naira to N2,000 naira for domestic travellers and international travellers are to pay $100 dollars instead of $50 dollars effective 1st August 2020.
The increment and intention to implement the new charges were communicated to the Airline Operators Committee in a memo which will start Implementation by 1st August 2020.
Read Memo As FAAN increases Passengers Service Charge
“Suffice to mention that on several occasions, we had engaged NCAA and relevant stakeholders which delayed the implementation date. Some of the engagement are as follows: Setting up an in-house committee to come up with strategies for smooth implementation, Sensitization of the general public (press, etc), Engagement of stakeholders, airlines, etc.”
As the review of the Passenger service charge on the domestic route from N350 to N1,000 and from $35 to $50 on the international route was on May 1st, 2011 and 21st March 2011 respectively (NINE YEARS AGO).
This does not correlate with the prevailing economic situation and the index to meet the needs of today and future growth in passenger traffic and Airport Development most especially for the Airport to upgrade to post COVID-19 standards.”
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He added, “You will wish to recall that Bicourtney Services operators of the MM2 have for years been charging N2,500 as its PSC. Despite the operating PSC, some airlines recently moved operations from the General Aviation Terminal (GAT). This increase will, therefore, afford FAAN the needed funds to upgrade our facilities to accommodate new airlines including the anticipated National carrier.
He, therefore, called on all stakeholders to support the implementation of the reviewed PSC tariffs of N2,000 and $100 on the domestic and international routes effective 1st August 2020 to enable FAAN to improve on the dilapidated and decaying airport infrastructure and obsolete equipment.