Short of money to fund the construction of Terminal 5, the Singapore government has raised the airport tax by S$13.30 per passenger starting 1 July 2018. The Transport Ministry and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said today (Feb 28) that passengers who leave from Changi Airport will have to pay S$10.80 more for levy, and an additional S$2.50 for “passenger service and security fees”.
This brings up the total tax to S$47.30 per passenger from the current S$34. Those transiting in Singapore are not spared either, transiting passengers will have to pay S$9 levy for transiting in Singapore.
There is no price tag for Terminal 5, but the multi-billion dollar airport is way unaffordable for even the Singapore government – one of the world’s richest governments.
Singaporeans will have to pay more than S$9 billion in taxes for Terminal 5, while state-owned company Changi Airport Group has to pay S$3.6 billion. The government said they have to borrow more money to fund the Terminal 5.