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Airport departure tax hike stalled

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A bid by Airports of Thailand (AoT) to increase airport departure taxes has been stalled by the political conflict but counter check-in fees will go up anyway, by five baht. 

A passenger rushes to check in at Suvarnabhumi Airport. The counter check-in fee will rise from 25 to 30 baht from May 1. (Bloomberg photo)

Department of Civil Aviation chief Woradej Harnprasert said it was unlikely the planned departure tax increase woud be approved  soon. There there had been no meetings called on the issue by the Civil Aviation Committee (CAC). This was because of the absence of political direction, because of the current conflict.

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