Joe and I have been trying to see Changi Airport for years. We had FINALLY gotten it to work for our last planned trip to Japan – we’d be able to stay overnight at the airport so we could explore as much of it as possible. And the Covid hit, and we still haven’t gone. One of these years…
Anyway, we just got word that when the time comes for us to finally see Changi, it’s going to cost more to fly out of the award-winning airport. In fact, they’re increasing their prices next month. And then again. And…again.
Passengers taking flights originating from Changi currently pay a departure fee of S$52.30 (US$37.15). That fee includes:
- S$35.40 (US$25.14) as passenger service and security fee (PSSF)
- S$6.10 (US$4.33) as aviation levy
- S$10.80 (US7.67) as airport development levy
However, this price is going up on November 1st.
At that time, the new charges will be S$59.20 (US$42.06) and will include
- S$40.40 (US$28.70) as PSSF
- S$8 (US$5.68) as aviation levy
- S$10.80 (7.67) as airport development levy
But wait, there’s more! Because they’ve already announced the price increases for the future, too.
- April 2023: S$62.20 (US$44.18)
- April 2024: S$65.20 (US$46.31)
The increases are meant to improve air hub development and regulatory functions of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), a Statutory Board under the Ministry of Transport. CAAS’ roles are, “…to enable the growth of the air hub and aviation industry, oversee and promote safety in the industry, provide air navigation services, and develop Singapore as a center of excellence for aviation knowledge and human resource development.”
The Straits Times report specifies that the increased charges won’t affect in-transit passengers (like Joe and I, when we go); they’ll continue to pay the same S$9 (US6.39). The new prices will only affect flights originating from Changi.
As per a CNA report, authorities have also announced that the Landing, Parking and Aerobridge (LPA) charges for all flights operating at Changi Airport will increase by 2% this November 1st, and then by 1% in April 2023 and April 2024.
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