Flying through Singapore set to cost more
- March 5, 2018
It will soon cost more to fly through Singapore’s Changi Airport.
Changi Airport Group has announced that it will adjust passengers and airlines to help fund part of the Changi East development as well as the upgrading and refurbishment of existing terminal infrastructure and security facilities.
The Passenger Service and Security Fee (PSSF) for all origin/ destination passengers departing from Singapore Changi Airport, presently S$27.90, will increase by S$2.50 per annum from July 2018. There will be no change in the PSSF levied on transfer/ transit passengers, who now pay S$6.00 when departing from Changi Airport.
In the first year, the new PSSF of S$30.40 will apply to all air tickets issued from 1 July 2018, for travel until 31 March 2019. Subsequently, the PSSF will be adjusted annually on 1 April by S$2.50 over the next six years, with the last increase on 1 April 2024. This year marks the mid-point of the estimated construction phase of the Changi East project. Any subsequent adjustments will be announced only after a review then.
Besides the adjustment to the PSSF, landing, parking and aerobridge (LPA) fees, applicable to all flights at Changi Airport, will increase by 1% on 1 July 2018. The LPA fees will then increase by 1% annually on 1 April for the next six years, with the last increase on 1 April 2024, when a review will be conducted.
The expansion of Changi Airport is needed to provide for future capacity and to minimise congestion in its existing terminals. With Changi East, there is opportunity to capture a share of the growth in air travel in the region, to secure Singapore’s air hub status and ensure its continued competitiveness and relevance.
Changi East comprises the following:
- A three-runway system, in which an existing military runway is being extended and accompanying taxiways are being constructed to allow for Changi Airport to operate with three runways. The third runway will be ready for civil aviation use by 2020, with the three-runway system to be operationalised in the early 2020s.
- A network of tunnels and systems to allow for the transfer of passengers, baggage and airside vehicles within Changi East and also between Changi East and the existing terminals. This includes the baggage handling system and automated people mover system.
- Terminal 5, which will allow Changi Airport to serve up to an additional 50 million passengers per annum in its initial phase and also provide 100 additional aircraft stands. This is scheduled for completion around 2030.