Lumbia airport bats hike on terminal fee-A A +A
Monday, May 7, 2012
AIRCRAFT passengers may brace for the five-fold the price of present terminal fee at the Cagayan de Oro airport in Lumbia.
This, following reports that the airport authority would wage an increase for terminal fee from P30 to P150 a passenger to source out funds in the maintenance of airport facilities, salary of staff, upgrading of security facilities, among others.
Reports said the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) is announcing a public consultation on May 17, 2012 at a hotel here to gather opinion from stakeholders who would be greatly affected with the planned fee upgrade.
Caap originally announced a P200 hike, but dropped it to P150 reportedly to become more justifiable to flying public.
Reports also revealed that airports in the cities of Butuan, Ozamis and Siargao would also seek its own terminal fee increase to P150; Camiguin and Iligan from P20 to P100.
Reports added though the airport is leveled as serving only domestic flights, but is accordingly entitled to the international standards on terminal rates.
In Manila, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport administration collects P300 terminal fee a passenger.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on May 08, 2012.