Egypt's Minister of Civil Aviation Younes El-Masry has ordered that $25 be collected from each passenger leaving the country on board regular and charter flights as a fee for services provided at the country’s airports and not only Cairo airport.
The decree, which was published in the official state gazette on Wednesday, goes into effect on 15 November.
The decision stipulates that an additional fee of $4 be collected from each passenger at Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport, and $2 at all other Egyptian airports.
The minister also ordered that a $5 fee be paid by passengers on all domestic flights.
The decree also raises landing, parking and accommodation fees at the airport by 15 percent.
The gazette also published a decree issued last February whereby the aviation ministry grants EgyptAir Holding Company a 50 percent discount on the fees it pays for landing, parking and accommodation of its passenger aircraft.
The decided stipulated fees can be collected in any currency.
*This story was corrected by Ahram Online