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Taxes, Fees & Charges


1. Government and Airport


2. Carrier



1. Government and Airport



(i) Taxes, fees and charges

You must pay applicable taxes, fees and charges imposed by government or other authority, or by the operator of an airport. These taxes, fees and charges vary by country and by airport. In relation to airport charges, these relate to all charges levied by an airport in respect of the arrival and departure of passengers together with the landing, parking, or taking off of aircraft. They include the per passenger fee imposed by airport authorities in relation to each departing passenger.

If you do not use your confirmed reservation, you will be entitled to claim a refund of any government taxes, fees and charges (excluding the fuel surcharge if applicable) which you have paid. An administration fee will apply except for bookings originating in the USA. For more information, please refer to Fares and Fees in the Help Section and the Conditions of Carriage.



(ii) September 11th security fee

In addition to other government taxes and fees described above, you must pay a $5.60 September 11th security fee for each enplanement at a US airport, which is levied by airports in the USA, for flights departing the USA. This fee is included in the Taxes and charges amount.



(iii) Irish Government Airport Departure Tax

The Irish Government have imposed the Air Travel Tax (ATT), an excise duty on air travel which is, levied and paid in respect of every departure of a passenger on an aircraft from an Irish airport at the rate of €3 per passenger.

This is not a tax imposed by Aer Lingus and more information can be found on The Office of the Revenue Commissioners website.

A similar tax is also imposed by the Governments of certain other countries and the amount payable varies depending on the country concerned.



2. Carrier



(i) Security surcharge

Aer Lingus adds a passenger surcharge on all bookings to cover insurance and security. This surcharge applies per flight segment, as detailed below, to all passengers including children and infants.

Ex-Ireland€6.49 per flight
Ex-North America$8.00 per flight
Ex-UK£4.75 per flight


(ii) Fuel surcharge

A carrier fuel surcharge is applicable to longhaul flights to/from North America and other long haul destinations from Ireland and other European countries. This surcharge applies per flight, as detailed below, to all passengers.

Each-way per passenger or equivalentEconomy CabinBusiness Cabin
Dublin/Shannon - New York & Boston €75/$110€95/$140
Dublin/Shannon - Chicago/Orlando €85/$130€105/$160
Dublin/Shannon - San Francisco €95/$140€115/$170
Other US routes (UA/B6 codeshare) €95/$140€115/$170
Dublin/Shannon - Toronto €95/$140€115/$170
Other Canada routes (AC codeshare) €95/$140€115/$170
Other routes (Etihad codeshare) €108€135.50

The fuel surcharge is non-refundable.

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