Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Flyers to and from Delhi's IGIA to get refund of excess UDF paid

New Delhi: In a major relief to flyers, the government has decided passengers who paid the old and high user development fees (UDF) to fly in and out of Delhi's IGI Airport (IGIA) after July 7 — from when these charges have been slashed by up to 100 per cent — will get a refund of the excess UDF paid.
Domestic and international flyers — who booked before July 7 and have already travelled after that date — must seek a refund of UDF from airlines' within 45 and 60 days, respectively, after which the excess amount paid will go to Delhi International Airport Pvt Ltd (DIAL). "In respect of passengers who booked the ticket on or before July 7, 2017, but are yet to commence travel, airlines shall refund the excess amount, if any, to passengers without waiting for such claim from the passenger," an order issued by DGCA chief B S Bhullar on Tuesday said.
Airlines collect various charges like user fee for airport operators and taxes for government at the time of booking ticket from flyers and then give this amount to those on whose behalf they collected the same.
18/07/17 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India