HKIA to adopt tiered construction fee

7 Jul 2015 by Tamsin Cocks

Hong Kong International Airport is reportedly set to adopt a new tiered approach for its “airport construction fee” used to fund its third runway.
The methodology will take into consideration cabin class and distance, akin to the UK’s Airport Departure Tax (APD), and range from HK$100 (US$13) to HK$180 (US$24), according to reports.
According to Hong Kong’s The Standard newspaper, passengers flying short-haul economy will be charged HK$100 to HK$120, while long-haul economy would be charged HK$160.
However, in response to an inquiry by Business Traveller Asia-Pacific, Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) declined to comment on any details.
“The 3RS funding option, including the collection level of airport construction fees, is still under review; we will publish relevant arrangements upon completion,” said an AAHK spokesman.

The development is estimated to cost HK$141.5 billion (US$18.2 billion) (see here).

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