Mactan Cebu Intercontinental Airport Authority (MCIAA) desires to maximize the terminal rate for all travellers. For domestic passengers, the proposed rate is PHP 300, from the present rate of PHP 200. For departing passengers of intercontinental flights, the terminal cost will be increased from PHP 550 to PHP 750. This would be the highest terminal service fees in the Philippines.
The Philippines are recognized amongst travelers as “Price-lippines“. Nowhere else in the entire world travellers have to fork out terminal expenses in airports and harbors. These service fees are involved in the tickets and compensated by the airlines or shipping business. Here in the Philippines one particular has to spend this cost in cash and virtually everywhere. In Manila and Cebu airports this fee is now generally provided in the ticket price. But now Cebu’s Mactan Cebu Global Airport Authority (MCIAA) wishes to get much more of your cash.
The Sun Star (Cebu) experienced yesterday a headline on website page 1:
The Cebu City Council asked the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) and the Section of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) on Wednesday to delay a prepared improve in the passenger services charge, fearing it will dampen tourism. Why this?
The GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC) will take above management of the existing terminal on November 1, 2014 and has introduced it will begin developing a new terminal in early 2015. The projected design value is P17.5 billion. Its contract to handle both terminals is good for 25 years. As mentioned in the concession agreement in between the authorities and GMR-Megawide, the PSC will be greater by 10 percent each five years, on top rated of the one particular-time enhance upon the completion of Terminal 2. This is colloquially identified as “5/6”! The “5/6” principle is made use of by bank loan sharks in the Philippines. For just about every 5 pesos lent, they want 6 pesos again. Ask your “Bombay” …
It was before claimed that GMCAC will get PHP 181 and PHP 383 from the support costs of domestic and intercontinental flights, respectively. Why are they finding these types of amounts when, in truth, the new airport infrastructure that GMR will be working is not even in position? Would that not feel like the passengers will be the kinds paying for or investing in the airport growth somewhat than GMR?
Previously this calendar year, MCIAA experienced already paid a PHP 14.4-billion quality to GMR-Megawide for the airport enlargement challenge. Where by is this revenue now?
During an earlier public hearing on the proposed PSC (Passenger Services Cost) increase, the MCIAA Standard Manager claimed the raise is needed to address the reduce in the airport authority’s revenues as a end result of the privatization of some airport operations.
Quo vadis Philippines? Tourism is breaking down simply because of normal catastrophes, crime and terrorism. Politicians are topic to cleaning soap operas called “Pork Barrel”, “Binay-Gate” and other terrorists. Do Pinoys examine overseas press?
And sorry for all the sharks out there in the sea. Human beings are silly – are not they?