VENEZUELA: Tariffs for Non-Regular and Cargo Operations with Foreign Aircraft Must Be Paid in USD.
The Oversight Board of the National Institute of Civil Aviation (INAC) through Administrative Order No. PRE-CJU-GDA-502-14 dated 16 December 2014, which was published in the Official Gazette No. 40.594 dated 03 February 2015 (henceforth, the “Resolution”), ordered that all tariffs for the operation of non-scheduled and cargo air transport services with foreign aircraft from and to Venezuela must be paid in Dollars of the United States of America (USD).
For the purposes of the Resolution, “Non-Scheduled Air Transport Service” shall be understood as the air transport service carried out without a pre-established itinerary and which requires the prior authorization of the National Aviation Authority. According to the Resolution, these services are rendered with a chartered aircraft.
For the same purposes, “Cargo Air Transport Service” is defined as the service that is carried out with aircraft exclusively designed for the carriage of cargo in consideration of the payment of a pre-established fare.
2. USD TARIFFS
Non-Scheduled Air Transport Services
The tariffs applicable to the operation of Non-Scheduled Air Transport Services with foreign-registered aircraft have been set in the amount of USD420,00 per each authorised Non-Scheduled Air Transport Service operation.
Cargo Air Transport Services
On its part, the tariffs applicable to the operation of Cargo Air Transport Services with foreign aircraft exclusively designed for the carriage of cargo shall be payable in accordance to the following criteria:
(a) Forty cents (USD0,40) per kilogram effectively carried for cargo not exceeding 5.999 kilograms.
(b) Thirty cents (USD0,30) per kilogram effectively carried for cargo between 6.000 and 14.999 kilograms.
(c) Twenty cents (0,20) per kilogram effectively carried for cargo exceeding 15.000 kilograms.
Payment of the above-referred tariffs must be made without prejudice of the carrier´s obligation to comply with customs and tax, safety and security, immigration and sanitary provisions set forth in national laws and in the Law of Civil Aviation.
The Resolution entered into force on 03 February 2015, date on which it was published in the Official Gazette of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
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