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Mad (Flt) Scientist
5th Feb 2015, 03:50
If it were close to April 1st I would be highly skeptical, but this showed up in a "IHS Jane's Airport Newsbrief" today:

Crackers in Caracas: Venezuela scraps airport air breathing fee

Simón Bolívar International is the main aviation gateway to Venezuela, serving the capital Caracas, with almost 12 million passengers using the airport in 2013. Local authorities implemented a VEF127 (USD4.25) per passenger fee in July 2014 for breathing the air inside the terminal at the airport. They claimed that the air had been specially "ozonised" to remove pathogens from the terminal. According to an official statement, the measure was taken to protect the health of workers and the 30,000 passengers who use the terminal each day

When did Michael O'Leary take an interest in Venezuelan aviation, I wonder?

Apologies if this already was posted somewhere; a quick search didn't turn up any likely candidate threads.

source (http://www.ihsairport360.com/article/5944/crackers-in-caracas-venezuela-scraps-airport-air-breathing-fee?utm_campaign=PC6110_E15_DF_NL%20Airport%2002_03_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua)

5th Feb 2015, 10:43
the air had been specially "ozonised"

Ozone is a poison.

5th Feb 2015, 10:54
If this thing is still running it would probably be best to avoid said airport.

Hazardous Ozone-Generating Air Purifiers (http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/indoor/ozone.htm)

5th Feb 2015, 11:03
If I had my own bottle and mask to provide my own air,would I still have to pay the tax ?

6th Feb 2015, 00:06
You wouldn't be allowed airside due to LAG :rolleyes: