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Passenger security charge to be adjusted in phases at Hong Kong International Airport

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Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) announced 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 be adjusted from HK$55 to HK$65 effective from 1 January 2025.

Subject to passenger traffic growth and prevailing passenger traffic demand at HKIA, the PSC could be increased in phases to HK$75 from 2027 onwards. The PSC was last adjusted in 2021.

The adjusted PSC will not be applied to tickets issued before 1 January 2025, even if such tickets are for travel on or after that date.

With the objective to maintain security excellence, the adjustments will provide funding for further upgrading the airport’s security facilities and systems by installing a smart passenger security screening system, replacing the hold baggage screening system, and expanding the 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 put in place at HKIA in the coming years.

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