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Airport: eight of ten passengers not to feel new security fee

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All aviation companies of the Riga airport, except Ryanair, have agreed to include the security fee in a ticket price, starting from January 1, 2012. Consequently most airport passengers will probably not even mention any changes, BNN was informed by Head of the Public Relations Department Sarmite Bunka-Brilijonka.

«In aviation security is one of the most important issues which need to be taken care of both by aviation companies and airport. An aviation company can not wilfully reject security standards, therefore the airport will charge the security fee instead of Ryanair, thus ensuring passengers’ personal security and luggage security check, as well as other services related to security requirements,» notes the airport board member Aldis Murnieks, asking Ryanair passengers to pay attention to the new order.

Those Ryanair passengers who will purchase tickets starting from January 1, 2011, before departure will have to pay a security fee of 7 euro or 4.92 lats.

Released from security fee are transit and transfer passengers, as well as passengers who have not reached two years of age.

Security fee includes check of passengers’ security, check of passengers’ registered and hand luggage, airport security and crisis management (including rescue), as well as activities to ensure security monitoring of state agency  Civil Aviation Agency aircraft.

Until this the security fee was funded from the state budget means, that is, with all Latvian taxpayers’ money, including those who do not fly. As the government starting from the next year has decided not to fund the security functions of the airport, a new order was elaborated which provides that further only departing passengers will be charged the fee.

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