The Government froze airport taxes for domestic flights

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The Government froze airport taxes for domestic flights







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Through the resolution 4/2021 of the Regulatory Body of the National Airport System (Orsna), the Government ordered the total freezing of the Domestic Air Station Use Rate (TUA) until the end of 2021. The measure was published in the Official bulletin.

From the ruling party they indicated that the objective is “to generate the resurgence of the competitiveness and productivity of the sector, seeking to achieve increasing levels of air connectivity for the benefit of users and the enhancement of the direct and indirect impacts of commercial air transport ”.

In addition, it was indicated that “aeronautical taxes, corresponding to domestic operations carried out in Argentina, are not only among the least expensive in the region but also in the world, choosing, judiciously, by the decision of do not increase them to achieve productivity and competitive gains of the different actors in the commercial air transport sector ”.

On the other hand, the resolution determined a US $ 6 increase to the International Air Station Use Rate. So the price rises from the current u $ s 51 to $ 57 for each international passenger, embarked in the air terminals of Group “A” of the National Airport System (SNA). This increase will apply to airfare tickets issued, starting tomorrow, to be used as of March 15.

It should be remembered that last December 16, the Government extended by 10 years the original date of completion of the concession contract of Airports Argentina 2000, until 2038, with a federal investment plan of US $ 2,500 million, of which US $ 1,400 million will be executed in the next seven years.

Reasons for the measure

The resolution details that “the proposed rate modification is not one that arises from the usual regulatory exercise, but rather It is the result of the interaction between the extension of the concession term and those rates that give sustainability and viability to the required investments”.

It also adds that “in order to preserve the competitiveness of air transport, the Orsna expressly sought not to affect any applicable airport charges, directly, to airlines that perform domestic or international services, nor affect the use rate for regional flights ”.

Finally, it is reported that the decision was made “as tool to generate an economically sustainable performance path for the set of air terminals in charge of AA2000, with the least impact on users that has been possible to glimpse ”.

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