As of Tuesday (13 September), €3.54 will be charged for each passenger on board, regardless of their destination, as stated in the ordinance published this Monday in the Diário da República. This represents a 20 percent increase compared to the amount charged since February: 2.95 euros.

The increase is applicable to all national airports, with the security fee being a source of revenue for the manager of these infrastructures (ANA) and refers to the costs of “providing services related to civil aviation security, including the installation, operation and maintenance of systems for checking 100% of checked baggage”.

The ordinance states that the amendment to this tariff was approved by the National Civil Aviation Authority. “Airport users” and “Governments of the Autonomous Regions of the Azores and Madeira” were also heard.