Airline passenger security charges to rise

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The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has revealed that airline passenger security charges paid by airlines for departing passengers will increase.

CAA chairman Nigel Gould announced today that the increases - which take effect from 1 June - will see the international charge rise by $3.98 to $11.98 and the domestic charge rise by $0.90 to $4.60 per departing passenger.

He said the increases came after two years of reduced charges.

"When the reduction was announced in 2011, the government signalled that passenger security charges would need to increase again from 2013, once the accumulated surplus had been redistributed to air travellers" Mr Gould said.

"These new charges better reflect the actual cost of providing screening and other security services at our airports" he said.

- nzherald.co.nz

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