Flying to or from the Delhi airport will now cost more as passengers who bought air tickets after May 3 will have to shell out additional charges or User Development Fees (UDF) which kicked in on Monday midnight. With this,Delhi airport has become the only one in the country to collect UDF from arriving passengers.
To make the implementation of charges seamless,passengers who booked their tickets before May 3 and are scheduled to travel till June 29 would be exempt from paying this fee.
But the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has asked airlines to collect the fee from the passengers who booked their tickets before May 3 and are scheduled to travel at a date later than June 29.
The new levy allowed by the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority prescribed different rate slabs for arriving and departing domestic and international passengers based on distance travelled.
Departing domestic passengers would have to shell out
Rs 231.40 and Rs 462.80 for distances upto 500 kilometres and beyond,respectively. For those arriving,the rate would be Rs 195.80 and Rs 395.60,respectively.
In case of international passengers,the distance slab has been spilt into three categories: short haul (up to 2,000 km),medium (2,000-5,000 km) and long haul (above 5,000 km) flights.
For departing international passengers,the fee would be
Rs 534,Rs 845.50 and Rs 1,068,respectively. For arriving international passengers,the rate would be Rs 436.10,Rs 699.17 and
All airlines have already incorporated the new fees in their booking systems after May 3.
The new levy is in addition to the existing development fee of Rs 200 and Rs 1,300 for departing domestic and international passengers,respectively.
The development fee is effective till 2014.
We will assist the airlines in setting up collection counters and providing facilities of cash or credit card payments at the airport. The responsibility of collection will rest with the airlines, said a DIAL spokesperson.