New Delhi: In a move that would soon raise air travel costs from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) on Wednesday decided to raise landing, parking and other charges by a whopping 346 per cent for two years.
In its latest order, AERA also fixed higher rates of user development fees (UDF) for both incoming and outgoing domestic and international passengers this year, with the rates going up further from April next year. The new charged would be applicable May 15 onwards.
According to the order, the UDF for international travel would be Rs 845.50 for outgoing passengers travelling between 2,000-5,000 km and Rs 699.17 for incoming ones. For those travelling beyond 5,000 kms, the UDF would be Rs 1,068 for outgoing and Rs 881.10 for incoming.
Similarly for domestic travel, a passenger flying up to 500 km would pay Rs 231.40 and an incoming one Rs 195.80. Outgoing travellers flying more than 500 kms would pay Rs 462.80 and an incoming passenger Rs 391.60....more
09:01 PM, Apr 25, 2012