|MoF will reduce other fees and charges in order to help solve difficulties for aviation businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. — Photo thuongtruong|
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has completed a draft circular that will help reduce many types of fees for aviation firms.
According to the draft, many airport operating fees shall be reduced 10 per cent from the rates specified in the current Article 4 in Circular No 247/2016/TT-BTC. The current rates for flight assurance service cost each flight VNĐ165,000 per landing or take off. It also stipulates the airport fee of VNĐ335,000 for landing or take off.
MoF said in order to help solve difficulties for aviation businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, it also proposed to reduce other fees and charges of issuing certificates and licences in civil aviation activities or granting permits to access restricted areas of airports for the aviation firms.
Among the reductions in the draft, the assessment fee for issuance of licences for commercial air transport and general aviation firms, which is now between VNĐ5 million and VNĐ50 million, will be expected to decrease to between VNĐ10 million and VNĐ40 million. Thus, its can help an aviation firm save a maximum of VNĐ10 million (US$430).
MoF planned to apply the reduction by the end of 2020. From January 1, 2021, onwards, the rates will keep following current regulations. — VNS