Construction at the airport is ramping up again, meaning an increase in the passenger fee.
As part of their 10-year capital plan, the Halifax Stanfield International Airport is upgrading a number of areas at the airport including the check-in halls, baggage handling, the main runway, replacing three emergency response vehicles, and roadways.
“These improvements are required to meet the needs of our current and future passengers and visitors, allowing us to compete effectively for new business and to adapt to the long-term needs of our airline partners,” said Tom Ruth, Halifax International Airport Authority president and CEO, in a release.
The authority is raising the cash to pay for the upgrades by reinvesting their operating surpluses, borrowing, and increasing the airport improvement fee. The fee will be increased to $25 from $20 as of Jan. 1, 2013 and will be added to the cost of departing airline tickets. - Metro Halifax