Aviation Security Fee For Domestic, International Travel Likely To Be Increased From 1 SeptemberAir India aircraft are seen parked on the tarmac of the international airport in Mumbai. (Sattish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Flyers would be required to shell-out a bit more for air travel, as security fee for both domestic and international travel will be raised.

From 1 September, domestic passengers will have to pay Rs 160 instead of Rs 150 while international passengers will have to pay $4.85, against the foreign currency, instead of $3.25, each time they buy a ticket, sources said.

Last year too, the Civil Aviation Ministry had raised the fee from Rs 130 per embarking passenger for tickets issued against Indian currency and US$ 3.25 per embarking passenger for tickets issued against foreign currency.

The rise is expected to add marginal pressure on the industry which is already reeling under the impact of Covid-19 induced slowdown.

Currently, the Centre has permitted increasing the capacity to 45 per cent with effect from 27 June 2020, post the initial re-start of operations of the scheduled domestic flights, with effect from May 25,2020, to a limited extent.

In addition, special and charter flights are operated with government's permission for repatriating Indians and foreigners.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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