4 Sep 2019

Call to reduce levies at Fiji airports

2:22 pm on 4 September 2019

Fiji MP Lenora Qereqeretabua has called for a review of airport levies saying people leaving the country are paying exorbitant levies which should be reduced.

Nadi International Airport, Fiji

Nadi International Airport, Fiji Photo: RNZI/Sally Round

The National Federation Party (NFP) member told Parliament the departure tax charged by Fiji Airports Limited was increased from $US81 to $US108 in January 2014.

She said passengers are also charged airport security and development levies each totalling more than $US8.

Ms Qereqeretabua said anyone who boards a flight out of Nadi or Nausori airports pays well over $US100 in fees.

Fiji Airports 2016 annual report was tabled in Parliament last week.

The report said since 1999, its share of each payment of departure tax is just $US4.