Muscat: The Civil Aviation Authority has amended parts of the executive regulations of the Civil Aviation Law. Under the amended regulations, a fee of OMR3 will be charged for transit travellers.
The decision stipulates that “The transit passenger fee in Article 87 of the executive regulations of the Civil Aviation Law will be OMR3 for the transit passenger.” The new fee will be applied from January 1, 2021.
According to article 87 of the executive regulations of the Civil Aviation Law transit passengers were exempt from the departure fees for international flights at the Sultanate’s airports, which amounted to OMR5.
According to executive regulations of the Civil Aviation Law, the company that manages the airports collects the departure fee owed by the traveller for international flights operating from the airport that manages it, and in all cases, the collection of departure fees is as follows:
1. The airline operating in the Sultanate notifies its offices and agencies with which it deals, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to collect fees from passengers when issuing tickets.
2. The company that handles the aviation services provides the airport management with a monthly list of the number of passengers who left the Sultanate on each flight of the airlines operating in the Sultanate.
3. The company that manages the airport or the civil aviation authority, during the first week of the following month, issues the financial claims, and sends those claims to the airlines operating in the Sultanate, and the companies, within three weeks of receiving the claims, must pay the fees collected to the company that manages the airport or the Civil Aviation Authority. .
4. Airlines operating in the Sultanate bear the value of the departure fee owed by every passenger who left the Sultanate through it without paying this fee for any reason whatsoever, and whether the tickets were issued by them or from their agents inside and outside the Sultanate.