Wednesday, November 14, 2018

User development fee fixed for Kannur airport

Thiruvananthapuram: International flyers from the Kannur international airport have to pay a user development fee of ₹1,070 and domestic flyers ₹320 from the date of commencement of flight operations till March 31, 2023.

The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA), in its order fixing aeronautical tariffs of the airport for the first control period from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2023, has exempted children below two years, holders of diplomatic passport, airlines crew, including sky marshals on duty, and persons on duty for United Nations Peace Keeping Missions from the fee.

A passenger service fee of ₹130 will be collected but exemption has been given as in the case of the user fee to seven categories of flyers. A sum of ₹85.1 will be levied as CUTE (common user terminal equipment), CUSS (common use self service), and baggage reconciliation system (BRS) charges from all domestic passengers and ₹92.5 from international passengers.

The flights operated under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN have been exempted from all the charges. However, AERA says the UDAN flight operators will have to pay the in-line X-ray, aerobridge, fuel throughput, CUTE/ CUSS/ BRS/ CUPPS, self-baggage drop-in, and ground handling charges.
No landing charges will be collected from the aircraft with a capacity of less than 80 seats operated by domestic scheduled operators and by helicopter of all types.
13/11/18 S Anil Radhakrishnan/The Hindu