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Qatar to charge passengers $10 for leaving country

Staff Writer |
Hamad International Airport (HIA) will be introducing a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) of QAR 35 ($10).

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That will will be applied to all departing and transferring passengers (connecting within 24 hours) on all airlines operating from HIA, which will be charged within the price of the airline ticket.

The charge is in line with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) principles and similar charges have been levied by a large number of airports around the world and have been also recently introduced by airports in the region. Even with the addition of the PFC, HIA’s overall airport charges are on the lower side internationally.

By introducing the PFC, HIA aims at delivering consistent service levels, enabling its passengers to continue using the airport’s world class services and facilities, many of which are complimentary.

HIA’s passenger terminal boasts six activity nodes spread across its five concourses, each of which has MAC computer stations, televisions, children’s’ play areas, family waiting areas and quiet rooms with comfortable seating, all offered with no additional charges to its passengers.

The airport also offers unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi and is home to art installations by renowned international and local artists, freely available for its passengers’ enjoyment.

The PFC will be applicable for tickets issued from 30 August 2016 onwards for travel from 1 December 2016. This charge exempts infants under the age of two without a seat, transit passengers that do not require an aircraft change and involuntary rerouting.

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