ANA to hike airport taxes by 18% in 2024
Passengers to pay an extra €1.80 at Lisbon airport from January 1
It means passengers will have to pay an extra €1.80 per flight out of Lisbon. Passengers flying from Porto will pay an average annual variation of regulated taxes per passenger of 0.63 cents.
As for Faro airport, ANA plans to update regulated airport taxes by 0.64 cents per passenger (+8.17%) next year.
The taxes are charged to airline companies that operate at the airports and they will now be given the right to reply in a period of public consultation before Portugal’s National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) takes a decision.
The company owned by the Vinci Group is weighing an annual monthly tax variation resulting from a formula contained in its concession contract (based on the inflation rate and the ratio between eligible capital investment and EBITDA) of 13.38%, but with adjustments for errors on the 2022 estimate, the final figure is calculated at nearly 18%.
Other airports likely to be affected by the increased taxes because they are airports in the Lisbon group, include Beja, Azores and Madeira).
It means the costs will inevitably be passed on by the airlines to flyers who will have to fork out an extra €14.61 that will mean a regulated tax variation per passenger of €1.64 (+12.64%).
However, at the airports in Madeira and the Azores, the proposal for next year is a traffic regulated tax variation based on the Consumer Price Harmonisation Index that also has to be updated and added to the final figure that will be sent to the regulator, which will mean an average increase of taxes of 8.24% (€0.63) and 8.74% (€1.08) respectively.
“Given the increased taxes proposed for smaller airports – Madeira, the Azores and Beja — it is suggested that passengers pay an extra €1.80 per passenger (+13.38%) to meet the Maximum Average Regulated Revenue (RRMM in Portuguese) authorised for the Lisbon group of airports”, states ANA.