Tanzania Airports Authority reportedly plans to introduce a security fee of TZS5000 (USD2.2) per ticket for domestic flights and USD5 per ticket for international flights, effective 1 October.
In an article published by the Citizen, Laurence Paul, Tanzania Air Operators Association (TAOA) Executive Secretary, spoke out about his concerns regarding the short notice to implementation time, saying that many airlines will now be left to cover the cost of the security fee on tickets already sold.
“Some airlines had already sold tickets for future travel, and operators will have to cover the additional costs,” said Paul. He noted that the fee had been discussed and agreed upon at stakeholder meetings, however the TAOA remains concerned about the turnaround time.
According to the TAA, the new fee will be used for the improvement of airport security.
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