Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) announced that terminal fee for international passengers will be included in the airline tickets for international flights sold outside the airport.
In a report by Philippine News Agency, GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) corporate communications junior manager Avigael Ratcliffe said the new policy on international passenger service charge (IPSC) or also known as terminal fee started last September 1.
“Passengers who have been issued or reissued tickets without the integrated IPSC shall pay the IPSC at the terminal fee counters inside Terminal 2,” she said.
In a statement released to PNA, Ratcliffe said airline representative will verify if the IPSC has already been integrated.
“At the check-in counter, the airline representative will verify through their system if the IPSC has already been integrated. If paid, airline representative shall issue the boarding pass with a PAID stamp and a non-revenue receipt,” Ratcliffe said.
“If the ticket was issued or reissued prior to September 1, 2019, the airline representative shall issue a boarding pass without the PAID stamp and direct the passenger to the terminal fee counters. At the terminal fee counter, the teller shall collect the IPSC payment from the passenger and issue a receipt attached to the boarding pass,” the statement added.
Ratcliffe also elaborates other international passengers who are also exempted from the collection of terminal fee as mandated by law.
She said that children below two years old, with or without any airline ticket, as well as overseas contract workers, are exempt from the terminal fee.
Passengers whose entry was denied is also allowed to leave off payment of the IPSC, she also said.
Other passengers who may not pay for the international terminal fee are airline crew, diplomats, athletes who obtained official endorsement from the Philippine Sports Commission, Muslim passengers travelling to Mecca on Hajj, and any persons as may be specified by the Mactan Cebu International Airport in mutual agreement with GMCAC or “as may be specified by legal requirement.