Surcharge increase for taxi rides from Changi Airport extended


The increased taxi surcharge at Changi Airport will be extended. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN/AFP) (Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

[UPDATE 24 June 2022: The increase in surcharge will be extended until 31 December, 11.59pm]

SINGAPORE — The $3 hike in the surcharge for taxi journeys from Changi Airport will be extended for six months until the end of the year, taxi operator Strides Taxi announced on Thursday (June 23rd).

Subsidiary of public transportation company SMRT said in a Facebook post that the an increased surcharge will be in place until December 31, 11:59 p.m..

The $3 increase, previously announced by Changi Airport in May, was initially in place from May 19 to June 30, in an effort to ensure more taxis were available for passengers.

Rides from 5 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. daily will have an additional $8, down from $5, while rides at all other times will have an additional $6, down from $3.

Separately, Strides Taxi will increase its London taxi charter fares from July 1, 00:00. Its airport arrival fare will increase from $55 to $75, while airport departure, point-to-point and hourly charter fares will increase from $50 to $65.

In May, 2.47 million passengers passed through Changi Airport, up from 1.93 million the previous month and representing a more than 14-fold increase year-on-year, Changi figures show. AirportGroup.

Singapore fully reopened its borders to vaccinated travellers, who will not need to quarantine, on April 1.

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