Terminal fees included in airline tickets starting August 1
MANILA, Philippines - Citing the need to make flying convenient for domestic flight passengers, transportation chief Mar Roxas said airlines will already integrate domestic terminal fees in their plane fares.
"Starting August 1, domestic terminal fees will be included in the tickets. This removes the need to line up one more time in airports," Roxas said in a press briefing on Tuesday, May 8.
Currently, airline passengers queue to check in at various Philippine airports, then join another queue to pay for the terminal fee, before the final security checks at the airport gates.
Only the Philippines practices separate collection of terminal fees, largely due to accounting requirements of the government and because airlines didn't want to administer exemptions to senior citizens, among others.
Terminal fees paid by airline passengers finance expansions, maintenance, or purchases of new equipment at particular airports.
Terminal fee for domestic passengers at NAIA is P200, while those taking international flights pay P750. - Rappler.com
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