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Passenger Security Charge to be Adjusted at Hong Kong International Airport


(HONG KONG, 16 July 2018)  –  Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) announced that the Passenger Security Charge (PSC), collected by airlines on behalf of the AA from passengers departing from Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), will be adjusted to HK$50 from HK$45 for tickets issued on or after 1 October 2018. The adjusted charge will not be applied to tickets issued before 1 October 2018 even if travel takes place on or after that date.

In line with the “user pays, cost recovery” principle stipulated in the Hong Kong Aviation Security Programme,  the adjustment recovers the additional costs for enhanced security measures and systems of HKIA to be put in place in the coming years.

The AA is upgrading the airport’s facilities and security systems, such as CCTV and baggage screening system, introducing new equipment with adoption of new technology such as biometrics, and adding manpower to maintain the best level practice in security at HKIA for its passengers as well as operational efficiency.

The Board of Airline Representatives in Hong Kong was consulted on the adjustment of the PSC and expressed its support. The PSC will be further adjusted to HK$55 with effect from 1 October 2021. The last time the PSC was adjusted was in 2014.

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