Changi Airport Group (CAG) announced several reductions and rebates to aeronautical fees at Singapore Changi Airport, which will benefit airlines, ground handling agents and passengers. These include reductions to passenger service fees for transfer/transit passengers, landing fees for larger aircraft types, and franchise fees for flight catering and ground handling services. Existing rebates on landing fees for long-haul flights, aircraft parking and aerobridge charges will also be extended.
A 50 per cent landing fee rebate for long haul flights, which is currently in place and due to expire on 31 March 2016, will be extended for another year to 31 March 2017. These measures will strengthen the attractiveness of Changi Airport as a long-haul transfer hub for both airlines and passengers.
With effect from 1 May 2015, there will also be a decrease in landing fees of up to 5 per cent for large aircraft weighing over 360 tonnes, including the A380 and certain B747 aircraft types. This will make it more attractive for airlines to operate larger aircraft at Changi Airport, which allows for more efficient utilisation of runway capacity so as to serve more traffic.
Temporary cost relief for airlines
CAG will extend a number of existing rebates enjoyed by airlines, providing them with additional cost relief. The ongoing 50 per cent parking fee rebate and 15 per cent aerobridge fee rebate – which were originally scheduled to end on 30 June 2015 – will be extended to 31 March 2017.