Kenya’s domestic departure tax to double

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore November 18, 2013 20:49

Kenya’s domestic departure tax to double

The Kenyan national assembly has revived a proposal to raise the domestic departure tax from presently 200 Kenya shillings to as much as 500 Kenya shillings, making the cost of domestic flights more expensive by as much as US$3.5 per sector flown.

One and a half years ago was this tax doubled from 100 KShs to 200 KShs under strong protests at the time by domestic air operators.

The draft law would allow government to decide without further parliamentary approval not only to periodically increase these taxes but also how to split departure taxes, the international departure tax presently stands at US Dollars 40 per passengers, a figure which the source from Nairobi suggested may also be under upwards review, between the Kenya Airport Authority, the principal beneficiary at present, and the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore November 18, 2013 20:49
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