Hong Kong raises security fee by HKD10

HONG KONG, 15 May 2024: Hong Kong’s passenger security charge will increase from HKD55 to HKD65 effective 1 January 2025.

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) confirmed this week that the Passenger Security Charge (PSC), collected by airlines on behalf of AAHK from passengers departing from Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), is scheduled to increase from HKD55 to HKD65 effective from 1 January 2025. 

Also, subject to passenger traffic growth and prevailing passenger traffic demand at HKIA, the PSC could be increased in phases to HKD75 from 2027 onwards. The PSC was last adjusted in 2021.

The new passenger service charge will not apply to tickets issued before 1 January 2025, even if such tickets are for travel on or after that date.

The Airport Authority Hong Kong press statement noted that the adjustments would provide funding for further upgrading the airport’s security facilities and systems, including installing a smart passenger security screening system, replacing the hold baggage screening system, and expanding security coverage to related areas under the Three-runway System.

In line with the “user pays, cost recovery” principle stipulated in the Hong Kong Aviation Security Programme, the PSC adjustments will recover the additional costs of the enhanced security measures and systems to be implemented at HKIA in the coming years.


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