SR87 fee for international passengers starting Jan. 01


JEDDAH: Inbound and outbound international passengers would have to pay an SR87 fee for using airport facilities from Jan. 1.

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has announced that the fees would be recovered from airlines, according to a press report on Thursday.
Passengers who remain on planes in transit to other destinations would be exempt, the report stated.

Those who change planes and use airport facilities would have to pay the new fees because this would be considered an arrival. If there is a delayed payment, any airport would be able to recover the fees directly from airlines.

GACA would review fees every three years, in line with inflation, the report stated. Any carrier that fails to pay the fees would be subject to penalties, according to sources.
GACA had announced a SR50 fee for all international passengers in the past. These fees would not be claimed separately after Jan. 1, 2016, the report stated.

from: Arab News