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Egypt announces Fees for Passengers Departing from Egyptian Airports

Egypt’s Minister of Civil Aviation Minister Younis al-Masry recently announced a decision to collect fees from passengers departing Egyptian airports, whether they be foreign or domestic flights. While the ministry did not clarify how this fee will be charged and collected, historic trends suggest that it will be incorporated in airline ticket prices.

The fees, to be collected in US dollars or their local equivalent, would be imposed in exchange for various services offered at Egyptian airports starting from 15 November 2019. The fee, USD 25 will be collected from every passenger departing on scheduled flights and charter flights. However, for domestic flights, the fee is kept at USD 5 per passenger.

Al-Masry also stated that passengers would be requested to pay USD 2 at Egyptian airports and USD 4 at Sharm el-Sheikh airport, fees to contribute towards the development of airport security systems and procedures.

The minister also decided to increase the landing and parking fees by 15 percent.

Back in March, the Civil Aviation Ministry announced in a statement that from November 2019, it would increase by USD 5 a fee it collects indirectly from passengers departing Egyptian airports.

These various new charges come as part of a broader developmental plan intended to improve airport infrastructure, lounges, runways as well as logistic and entertainment services across Egypt’s airports.

Immediate and medium-term plans to develop and improve efficiency are currently underway at Cairo International Airport as well as another set for the long-term, according to a statement by Chairman of Cairo Airport Company Ahmed Fawzy.