Singapore Budget 2020: Airlines, airport retailers welcome relief on fees and rentals

Scheduled passenger flights coming into Changi Airport from mainland Chinese cities will get a 100 per cent rebate now on the landing fee.
Scheduled passenger flights coming into Changi Airport from mainland Chinese cities will get a 100 per cent rebate now on the landing fee.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - Flying an Airbus A-380 plane from Shanghai into Singapore would typically cost Singapore Airlines (SIA) about $6,300 to land at Changi Airport. But it will get a 100 per cent rebate now on the landing fee, with the same offer extended to all other scheduled passenger flights coming in from mainland Chinese cities.

This, along with a series of other measures for the aviation sector announced in the Budget on Tuesday (Feb 18), has been welcomed by airlines hard hit by a plunge in air travel arising from the coronavirus outbreak.

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