Help for airlines at Changi when higher airport charges kick in

Short-term relief like discounts to be rolled out on July 1, when hike in charges takes effect

The increase in airport charges to help fund the development of the Changi East airport expansion project has been criticised by some airlines and industry groups.
The increase in airport charges to help fund the development of the Changi East airport expansion project has been criticised by some airlines and industry groups.ST FILE PHOTO

Airlines facing higher charges at Changi Airport will get some temporary relief as part of an aid package to ensure that the airport remains competitive against its rivals.

The Straits Times understands that the authorities intend to roll out an aid package, which could take the form of discounts on aircraft parking and landing fees, on July 1 - the same day the higher charges kick in .

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2018, with the headline 'Help for airlines facing higher Changi fees'. Subscribe