Airlines complain about Mexico passenger arrival fee increase
Aviation industry groups are pressing Mexico’s government to reverse a January fee increase for international passengers arriving in Mexico City, claiming it is hurting the airlines and the country’s economic competitiveness.
The fee was raised 25 percent to $51.12 per passenger this year to help finance a $2 billion bond for the construction of a new Norman Foster-designed airport, a $13.4 billion development due to open in 2020. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the frontrunner candidate in Mexico’s July presidential election, has vowed to scrap it.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Latin America and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), which represent airlines, opposed the increase, saying it made the existing Mexico City airport less competitive.
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Posted: 9 Feb 2018 15:03:37