Airport Tax at Singapore Budget Terminal

by Teresa P. Fabiania
(Davao City Philippines)

Hi, my friend and I will visit Singapore on October 26, 2009 with Cebu Pacific Airlines.

We want to explore other asian cities such as Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur and we are planning to book a flight to those cities with Tiger Airways.

Do we need to pay airport tax? What are the other fees we need to pay? Thanks.

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Airport Tax at Singapore Budget Terminal

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May 10, 2009
Breakdown of Airport Tax
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi Teresa

Both Cebu Pacific and Tiger Airways currently use the Singapore Budget Terminal.

For departures from the Singapore Budget Terminal, the following applies:

1. Passenger Service Charge = S$7

2. Passenger Security Service Charge = $8

Total = S$7 + S$8 = S$15

The total of these 2 components (S$15) is commonly called 'Airport Tax'. This amount has been in place since 1 January 2009.

Tiger Airways also charges S$5 for any booking made through the Internet, as well as a variable fuel surcharge.

All these add-ons - airport tax, booking fee and fuel surcharge - are reflected in the final fare when you buy your air ticket.

You may also want to check out Air Asia and Jetstar, who are both budget airlines flying out of Singapore Airport Terminal 1. Both fly to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur as well.

Related Pages:

>> Cheap Hotels in Singapore

Cheap Flights to Singapore

Getting from Airport to Hotel

>> Singapore Airport Tax (Main Terminals)

May 14, 2009
by: Anonymous

Thank so much Mr. Tan. Its a great help for us.

Aug 16, 2009
Do i need to pay Travel Tax and Terminal fee?
by: Anonymous

I'm Lyka from Philippines I just want to ask if I need to pay for the tax and terminal fee in the airport? I'm a passenger from Singapore Airlines my ticket cost USD705.

Aug 16, 2009
Airport Tax For Full Service Airline
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi Lyka

the airport tax for full service airlines, e.g. SIA, is usually already added to the ticket price.

Dec 07, 2009
Singapore Airport Tax / Terminal Fee for Cebu Pacific
by: Peewee

Hi, I'm from the Philippines. I bought a round trip ticket with Cebu Pacific (Philippines-Singapore, then Singapore-Philippines).

We pay terminal fee and travel tax fee here in the Philippines aiport. May I ask if we will also pay again another terminal and travel tax at Singapore Budget Terminal when we go back home to our country?

Dec 08, 2009
Airport Tax Normally Included in Sale Price
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi Peewee

the passenger service charge (a.k.a. terminal fee or airport tax) for your return trip is normally included in your ticket price when you bought it from Cebu Pacific. This should be reflected in your return ticket.

If your ticket doesn't reflect the passenger service charge, you should verify it with Cebu Pacific.

Jan 28, 2010
Is there a travel tax refund for Tiger Airways?
by: romeo jr

Hi I'm Romeo. I purchase a ticket from Singapore to the Philippines. Is there a refund for a travel tax? I am entitled for a refund because my wife is an Overseas Foreign Worker. Thanks.

Jan 30, 2010
No Refund
by: Gabriel Tan

Dear Romeo and all future readers

Please note that there is no such thing as a refund on the passenger service charge (aka airport tax) if you depart from an airport in Singapore.

The passenger service charge and the passenger security service charge (often called 'airport tax' collectively) are imposed to make your use of the airport smooth, safe and orderly.

(This question has been asked over and again on the FAQ and through our contact form. So that we can all expend our energies better and no one repeat this question, please spread this piece of information.)

Have a safe and pleasant trip.

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