The inclusion of airport construction fees in the price of fares would be introduced September 1, the Beijing News reported Sunday, quoting sources from China's aviation watchdog.
The newspaper said the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) had drafted a circular saying the airlines would collect the fees and later hand the money over to the government.
According to the circular, children under 12 years old will be exempted from airport fees. Now children traveling on half fare have to pay the airport fees.
A Shenzhen airport staff member surnamed Huang said the airport had not received any notice on the matter.
(Shenzhen Daily July 26, 2004)