Flying From Delhi To Pinch Travellers From December After Airport Gets Approval To Hike Service Charge
Flying From Delhi To Pinch Travellers From December After Airport Gets Approval To Hike Service ChargeTerminal two of Delhi Airport (Ajay Aggarwal/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Passengers, from 1 December, will have to pay up to Rs 77 more for flying out of the Delhi airport with Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) approving revision in service charges, Hindustan Times has reported.

“The authority decides to allow Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) to charge the rates equivalent to BAC (Base Airport Charge) plus 10 per cent effective from 1 December 2018,” AERA order said.

As per the report, DIAL currently levies Rs 10 on domestic tickets and Rs 45 on international tickets as passenger service fee.

DIAL, which operates Delhi Airport, is a joint venture of GMR group, Airport Authority of India (AAI) and others with GMR having a majority stake.

A spokesperson of GMR group told the paper that currently levied user development fee (UDF) of Rs 10 for domestic passengers and Rs 45 for international passengers will be discontinued and in its place a passenger service fee of Rs 77 per departing passenger would be charged except for tickets issued against foreign currency which will be charged at $1.93 per passenger.

AERA has also revised the fuel throughput charge (FTC) which an airport operator levies upon oil companies supplying aviation turbine fuel (ATF).

According to the report, currently, the FTC is Rs 688.17 per kilo litre but after revision from from 1 December it would be Rs 500 per kilo litre.

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