Muscat: Airlines have reminded passengers leaving Oman to pay OMR2 extra as tax from July 1 if it hasn’t been paid while purchasing their tickets, travel agents said on Tuesday.
This comes after the tax for international passengers was increased from OMR8 to OMR10 from July 1.
“We will collect the extra money if someone has not paid,” said Deepal Pallegangoda, country manager Oman, Mihin Lanka.
Raji Demonte, general manager at Universal Travel and Tourism in Oman, said they are contacting the passengers who have not paid the extra OMR2 with their ticket cost. “Passengers may have to pay the money at the airport check-in counters if they have not paid,” she added.
Shahzad Paracha, country manager of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) Oman, said the increased amount was included in the ticket itself once it was announced. “The air ticket issuing system has included the new tax when tickets are issued to the client,” he said.
In March, the Oman Airport Management Company had issued a circular stating that all international departing passengers will have to pay OMR10 as new passenger charges.