From July 1, 2018, all passengers flying out of Singapore Changi Airport will be paying more for departure charges.
The Passenger Service and Security Fee (PSSF), presently S$27.90, will increase by S$2.50 per annum from July 2018. There will be no change in the PSSF levied on transfer/ transit passengers, who now pay S$6.00 when departing from Changi Airport.
The adjustment is to help fund part of Changi East development, as well as the upgrading and refurbishment of existing terminal infrastructure and security facilities, according to a press release by the Changi Airport Group (CAG) on Feb 28, 2018. Changi East comprises Terminal 5, a three-runway system, as well as a network of tunnels and systems to allow for the transfer of passengers, baggage and airside vehicles.
In the first year, the new PSSF of S$30.40 will apply to all air tickets issued from July 1, 2018, for travel until March 31, 2019.
Subsequently, the PSSF will be adjusted annually on April 1 by S$2.50 over the next six years, with the last increase on 1 April 2024. This year marks the mid-point of the estimated construction phase of the Changi East project, and any subsequent adjustments will be announced only after a review then.