There are a number of fees the travelling public pay while using airports in Canada. On July 15, 2010 the City of Prince Albert implemented a Passenger Facility Fee (PFF) at the Prince Albert Municipal Airport.
Why do we need a Passenger Facility Fee?
Since 1996, the City of Prince Albert has been trying to operate the airport as a self-funded facility.
In 2009, an Airport Master Plan was completed for the Prince Albert Municipal Airport. From this study, it was determined that the Airport was not self-funding," and the City needed additional funding sources to meet the demands and costs of the Airport.
The Airport Master Plan also identified the need for a future new Air Terminal Building to meet these passenger demands, accommodate growth and improve levels of service at the Prince Albert Municipal Airport.
Where does the PFF Revenue go?
The Passenger Facility Fee will assist the City of Prince Albert to fund capital projects such as building improvements, replacement and upgrading of major equipment and systems and runway reconstruction work like runway resurfacing and replacement of runway drainage systems.
Primarily capital costs are incurred to keep your airport safe, secure, comfortable, competitive and up-to-date.
Initially, the PFF is designed to assist the City in raising funds towards a new Air Terminal Building at the airport.
Who pays the PFF?
All enplaned passengers of both scheduled and chartered flights departing from the Prince Albert Municipal Airport are required to pay the PFF with the exception of:
- Airline employees travelling on business;
- Infants under two years of age for whom no ticket was purchased; and
- Customers travelling on passes or other travel documents with discount codes ID/IN.
How much is the PFF?
The fee is $15.00 (plus Goods and Services Tax).
How do I pay for the PFF?
The fee is added to the ticket price.
The fee is included, along with other fees and charges, when the air travel ticket is purchased from the airlines or their agents. Travelers will not be required to pay through a separate collection process at the airport.
The City of Prince Albert, on behalf of the Prince Albert Municipal Airport, is committed to spending prudently and frugally, understanding that we are collecting directly from the public and need to be accountable for how the money is spent.
We understand that people are looking for a functional, efficient building, appropriate to the growth and needs of our region.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Passenger Facility Fee, please contact the City of Prince Albert at:
||City of Prince Albert
1084 Central Avenue
Prince Albert, SK S6V 7P3
Attention: City Manager