Taxes and fees

In our effort to share information with you about any additional charges that could be included in the total price of your fare, we have included a detailed explanation of the terms used and any potentially applicable taxes and fees below:

  • Travel duration: the length of time between take-off and landing
  • Base fare: the price of the ticket minus taxes and surcharges
  • Fuel charges (surcharges): the amount charged by the airlines to defray costs due to fluctuations in fuel prices
  • Taxes and fees: the airport taxes included in the ticket, tourist taxes, September 11th security fees, international taxes and tariffs, and certain additional charges imposed on international flights by the airline
  • Total fare: the cost of the ticket including the base fare, surcharges, taxes, and fees

 

Name and description
Applies to
Code
Amount

Federal tax on domestic segments
Fare for each segment is adjusted for inflation.

Travel within the USA

ZP

US$3.70

Passenger Facility Charge (PFC)
Up to a maximum of 4 charges per itinerary at approved airports.

Travel from, within and to the USA

XF

US$4.50
Per airport

September 11th Security Fee
(Federal Passenger Aviation Security Fee)

This is a tax of US$2.50 per flight boarded. It cannot exceed US$5.00 for outbound flights and US$10.00 for the entire trip.

Travel from, within and to the USA

AY

US$2.50
Per flight boarded
Federal International Transportation Tax - Arrival/Departure Travel to and from the USA and Puerto Rico

US

US$16.10

Federal Fee for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Travel to the USA and Puerto Rico

XA

US$5.00
Federal Immigration and Naturalization Fee Travel to the USA and Puerto Rico

XY

US$7.00

Federal Customs Fee

Travel to the USA and Puerto Rico

YC

US$5.50
International taxes and fees
Airport departure tax not applicable to the United States and Puerto Rico; foreigner taxes, inspection fees, tourism fees and security charges.
International

Varies

Up to US$250* per way
Airport safety tax
A charge applies to passengers who travel from/to Panama and for each departure and arrival they complete. Likewise, for every transit segment that includes Panama City within its travel itinerary.
Connections in Panama AH US $1.25 for every departure, arrival, and transit

 

Taxes and fees are subject to change.
*Approximate amount

 

In the case of some cities or airports, there are taxes that cannot be included in the price of the ticket, due to local government regulations. This will mean that the customer must pay for this said tax on the day of the departure and directly at the airport. Below we offer a list of the cities/airports that require the tax payment directly at their facilities:

  • Asuncion
  • Bogota
  • Havana
  • Montevideo
  • San Pedro Sula
  • San Jose
  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra
  • Tegucigalpa
  • Valencia
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