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Hong Kong To Charge $80 From Departing Passengers  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

Hong Kong will raise their departure fee from HK$6.45 to HK$80 beginning this October, is that steep? why is it being raised Confused


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User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1295 times:


How much is a HK $ in US $ or Euros, please ?


User currently offlineWingtak88 From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1271 times:

well, actually the departure TAX of HKG is now HK$50 ( around US$6.45)
and now it is just raise to HK$80.
the exchange rate is US$1 = HK$7.8

it is relative cheap now. Long time ago ( when we were still using the Kai Tak Airport) the tax was once over $150.. or even $200, not quite sure.

wingtak88


User currently offlineSenliture From Australia, joined May 2000, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

HK$1=US$7.78 (government fixed rating)
HK$1=EU$6.6775 (floating rate, date due:20 July 2001)

so HK$80=US$10.28
or HK$80=EU$11.81

Senliture


User currently offlineSenliture From Australia, joined May 2000, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

ha, amendment:

US$1=HK$7.8 and
EU$1=HK$6.775

I'm sorry for that


User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

$6.45 HK=$0.83
$80 HK=$10.26
Not bad, really. When I was flying thru Osaka/Kansai, they charge adults 2,650 yen or about $25.

BH346



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User currently offlineBluewhite From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

It's being raised to meet with the growing structural deficit that the HK government is facing with regards to its entire financial structure.

It's not that high (compared with pre-1997), but it's not really going to help the govt very much, as most of the passengers that go through CLK are transit passengers and aren't taxed anyway............


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

Passengers transiting HKG for less than 24 hrs are NOT required to pay the tax.

Also, this is a drop in the ocean compared to LHR's exorbidant taxes. I believe they are upto around US$70 now.


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