In a major boost to Singapore’s Changi-promoted Andal airport project near Durgapur, West Bengal government has decided to provide a three-year sales tax-waiver on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) to the airlines, which would be operating out of the upcoming facility.
“Chief Minister has approved a three-year sales tax waiver on ATF for airlines in Bagdogra, which is only operational non-metro airport now in the state. This will be extended to Changi’s airport as well, as and when it becomes operational,” state industry minister Partha Chatterjee said.
So far, airlines had to pay about 30% tax on ATF to the state government in both Kolkata and Bagdogra (Siligudi) airports. While, currently, Bagdogra is the lone beneficiary of the three-year sales tax waiver on non-metro airports, government’s decision to extend the same to Changi’s airport, will help the airport-developer to woo airlines.
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