Hamad International Airport to charge tax for passengers

29 August 2016 (Last Updated August 29th, 2016 18:30)

The Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Dohar, Qatar, is set to add a $10 tax for passengers departing from the airport in a bid to seek new revenue streams.

The Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Dohar, Qatar, is set to add a $10 tax for passengers departing from the airport in a bid to seek new revenue streams.

The passenger facility charge will apply to tickets issued after 30 August and for any travel starting on 1 December onwards.

The tax will be automatically added to individual plane ticket prices, and used to enhance the airport’s capacity and infrastructure.

"The tax will be used to enhance the airport’s capacity and infrastructure."

It will be applicable to transit passengers who fly into and out of the airport within 24 hours.

HIA will not charge the fee for infants under the age of two without a seat, or for transit passengers who do not need an aircraft change.

Those who are involuntarily re-routed are also excluded.

Around 1.33 million passengers travelled through HIA in June.

Airports in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced similar taxes earlier in 2016.