|AERONAUTICAL AIRPORT SERVICES FEE AND CHARGES SHOULD BE ON COST RECOVERY|
AERONAUTICAL AIRPORT SERVICES FEE AND CHARGES SHOULD BE ON COST RECOVERY
The Director General Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA), Hamza S. Johari has reminded the civil aviation stakeholders, that aeronautical airport services fees and charges should be on cost recovery basis and no profit should be made in the process.
The DGTCAA, made the remarks while officiating a one-day public hearing meeting to consider Zanzibar Airports Authority (ZAA) and Kilimanjaro Airports Development Company (KADCO) proposals to introduce security fees, which intend to enhance security at Kilimanjaro International Airport and Abeid Amani Karume International Airport.
“If approved, the collected revenue from security fees should be solely utilized for enhancement of security systems and programs at the airport concerned” said the TCAA CEO.
He added that International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Doc 9082 requires all fees and charges to be rated and collected as to recover the cost incurred by the service providers on that particular service.
KADCO and ZAA resubmitted their proposals for introduction of security fee after their initial proposals of 11 April 2019 was not approved by the Authority, thus they were requested to fill the gaps and resubmit them for consideration.
The two airport operators; ZAA and KADCO are separately requesting the Authority to approve USD 10 and Shs. 10,000/ security charges per international and domestic embarking passengers respectively for both ZAA and KADCO at their respective airports.