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Ecuador & Galapagos NewsGALAPAGOS NEW AIRPORT TAXES
We just received the formal notification from DGAC (Dirección General de Aviación Civil - General Direction of Civil Aviation), about the beginning of the application of a new tax in Baltra applicable for all passengers departing from Baltra's Airport for the amount of US$15.50 to be applied for all travelers departing from Baltra starting Saturday May 18th. In the future, this mandatory new tax will be automatically charged with the Galapagos Airfare but all travelers who have already bought their flights will have to pay this additional tax directly at the Baltra Airport!
New fees apply in Ecuador and Galapagos
Due to the opening of the new Quito Airport from February 20 2013 new airport taxes apply: US$ 17,27 per person for national flights and US$ 54,66 per person for international flights.
The local Government of Isabela Island has informed that from March 21 2013 on all international passengers visiting Isabela Island as part of a cruise in Galapagos have to pay a new fee (tasa de uso de muelle) of US$ 20 per person. Furthermore the new Galapagos ecological airport on Baltra Island started its operations on March 25 2013. According to ECOGAL (Ecological Airport Galapagos in Baltra) from April 04th therefore a new increase in Airport taxes will apply; the new airport tax will be US$ 30 per person for international travelers.