Changi Airport (Singapore) will increase the Passenger Service and Security Fee (PSSF) and Aviation Levy (AL) effective from 1 November.
The fees and charges will apply to the operation of Changi Airport Group (CAG) and the upgrading of the current infrastructure of the terminals and future development plans, as well as functions of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).
In 2020, passengers departing from Changi Airport must pay 35.4 SGD, but it is expected to increase to 37.9 SGD in 2021 and 40.4 SGD in 2022. However, the planned increase has been suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Origin Destination Passenger Service and Security Fee (OD PSSF) was subsequently pegged at 35.4 SGD as of April 1, 2020.
From 1/11, the OD PSSF increased to 40.4 SGD. It will increase again to 43.4 SGD on April 1, 2023 and up to 46.4 SGD on April 1, 2024. Landing, parking, and airbridge fees for all flights operating at Changi Airport will increase by 2% on November 1, 2022, and by 1% annually on April 1, 2023 and 1 April 2024.
From 1 November 2022, the AL for passengers departing from Changi Airport will increase by 1.9 SGD, from 6.1 SGD to 8 SGD in 2023 and 2024. The AL will continue to be applicable to passengers departing from Changi Airport. Passengers arriving at Changi Airport, as well as connecting and transiting passengers, do not have to pay this fee.
The AL will fund CAAS’ aviation hub development and regulatory functions, which are expected to grow as CAAS strives to rebuild Singapore’s position as a post-modern global aviation hub. This is the first adjustment to the AL, introduced 13 years ago in 2009 at 6.1 SGD.
With the increase in PSSF and AL, the total fees and charges that passengers departing from Changi Airport to another destination pay for tickets issued on or after November 1, 2022 will increase from 52.3 SGD currently up to 59.2 SGD for those traveling from November 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. It will then increase to 62.2 SGD for those traveling from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024, and 65.2 SGD for those traveling from April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025. Passengers who have issued air tickets before November 1, 2022 will not have to pay higher fees and charges.