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Other non-current liabilities

2012 2011
VAT payable on leased aircraft 105.2 47.9
Custom duties payable on leased aircraft 8.4 5.5
Other liabilities related to frequent flyer programme (Note 28) 93.0 55.3
Defined benefit pension obligation, non-current portion 14.9 11.7
Defined benefit pension obligation, non-current portion 9.4
230.9 120.4

As at 31 December 2012 other non-current liabilities include the long-term portion of VAT of USD 105.2 million (31 December 2011: USD 47.9 million) and customs duties of USD 8.4 million (31 December 2011: USD 5.5 million) relating to imported leased aircraft, which are payable in equal monthly instalments over a thirty-four-month period from the date these assets are cleared through customs.

Customs duties payable on leased aircraft have been discounted using a discount rate between 9.8% and 12.0%.

The short-term portion of the VAT payable and the customs duties of USD 104.0 million (31 December 2011: USD 67.6 million) and USD 10.3 million (31 December 2011: USD 12.2 million), respectively, relating to the imported leased aircraft are disclosed in Note 26.

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