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Airport charges at Delhi, Mumbai to remain same till Oct end

Airport charges and User Development Fee (UDF) at Delhi and Mumbai, which were to be revised last month, would continue to remain the same till October end. Airport charges, paid by airlines to airport operators like GMR-led Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) and GVK-led Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), include those relating to landing and parking, fuel throughput, common user terminals and housing and parking.

The aeronautical tariff, approved by the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA), for these two major metro airports would continue till October 31 or till the final determination of the tariffs for five years from 2014 till 2019, whichever is earlier, the sources said. The decision was taken after both DIAL and MIAL told AERA that since the determination of tariff for the 2014-19 period may take some time, it could allow continuation of existing rates till tariff was finalised and made effective. At Delhi’s IGI Airport, which is the only one to charge UDF from both outgoing and incoming flyers, the rate would remain Rs 1,131 for international departing passengers and Rs 933 for those arriving in the city.

For domestic passengers coming in and flying out of Delhi, the UDF would remain at Rs 490 for departing and Rs 415 for arriving passengers.