airmale
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Hong Kong To Charge $80 From Departing Passengers

Sun Jul 22, 2001 10:11 pm

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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RE: Hong Kong To Charge $80 From Departing Passengers

Sun Jul 22, 2001 11:00 pm


How much is a HK $ in US $ or Euros, please ?
 
wingtak88
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RE: Hong Kong To Charge $80 From Departing Passengers

Sun Jul 22, 2001 11:44 pm

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.

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senliture
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RE: Hong Kong To Charge $80 From Departing Passengers

Sun Jul 22, 2001 11:45 pm

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

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senliture
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RE: Hong Kong To Charge $80 From Departing Passengers

Sun Jul 22, 2001 11:48 pm

ha, amendment:

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

I'm sorry for that
 
BH346
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RE: Hong Kong To Charge $80 From Departing Passengers

Sun Jul 22, 2001 11:49 pm

$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.

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bluewhite
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RE: Hong Kong To Charge $80 From Departing Passengers

Mon Jul 23, 2001 12:07 am

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............
 
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RE: Hong Kong To Charge $80 From Departing Passengers

Mon Jul 23, 2001 12:13 am

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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