P150 airport terminal fee eyed-A A +A
Friday, June 15, 2012
THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is planning to increase the terminal fee of the Dumaguete Airport from P30 to P150.
Dumaguete Airport Manager Veronica Chuang said it is high time to adjust the rate to shoulder the increasing expenses to run the airport. She added that the last increase of the terminal fee was more than 20 years ago.
She said the airport is spending more than P1 million a month, including the salary of the airport employee.
The airport is also paying P260,000 to P280,000 a month for power bills, she said.
Chuang stressed that Dumaguete airport has an average income of P23,000 a day or P690,000 to P700,000 a month.
At present, the airport has ongoing projects amounting P75 million to expand the airplane parking area and asphalting of runway. (Victor L. Camion)