Passengers Flying Out Of Delhi Airport To Shell Out More Per Ticket From December 1

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New Delhi: With regulator AERA approving revision in service charges, Passengers flying out of Delhi airport will have to pay more by shelling out Rs 77 per ticket from December 1. Currently, Rs 10 is levied on domestic tickets and Rs 45 on international tickets by the airport operator DIAL as passenger service fee.

Besides, there are revisions to certain aeronautical charges, according to an order issued by the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA). The revised charges would be applicable from December 1.

The hike in charges is expected to have a minimal impact on average domestic fares, experts opined.

As per the order, dated November 19, the regulator has approved a rate of Rs 77 for tickets purchased with Indian rupees towards facilitation component of the Passenger Service Fee (PSF).

The amount would be “USD 1.93” (around Rs 137) per ticket issued against foreign currency.

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

The Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) -- a joint venture majority-owned by the GMR Group -- operates the Indira Gandhi International Airport here.

According to the order, the DIAL is entitled to maintain “minimum aeronautical charges equivalent to BAC plus 10 per cent of BAC in any year” during the term of the concession in terms of the State Government Support Agreement (SSA) awarded by the government.

A GMR Group spokesperson said the current User Development Fee (UDF) being charged is Rs 10 for domestic and Rs 45 for international departing passengers.

“As per the current order, UDF would be discontinued and instead Passenger Service Fees would be charged at Rs 77 per departing pax, with the exception of tickets issued against foreign currency (for which USD 1.93 would be charged),” the spokesperson said.

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