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AOT Airports of Thailand to raise airport tax in 2013

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BANGKOK, 26 February 2012 (NNT) – The Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AoT) is set to adjust the airport tax up to THB800 for international flights and THB150 for domestic flights.

AoT Chairman ACM Sumet Phomanee disclosed that the board meeting, held on February 23, approved the new rates of passenger service charge (PSC), or airport tax, which see an increase of THB100 from the current THB700 per person on international flights, and THB50 from the current rate of THB100 per person on domestic flights.

The project will be forwarded to the Civil Aviation Board for approval. ACM Sumet said the green light for the adjustment is expected by May. If all goes according to plans, the AOT will announce the new rates to all airlines worldwide 12 months ahead of the enforcement in June 2013.

The current PSC rate has been in effect since the opening of Suvarnabhumi Airport in 2006. Thus, the adjustment is intended to keep the rate compatible with the increased capital costs and expenses.

Read more: NNT

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