Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Delhi airport operator DIAL to levy X-ray baggage charges from Feb 1

New Delhi: Delhi airport operator DIAL will start levying X-ray baggage charges ranging from Rs 110 to Rs 880 per aircraft flying on domestic routes from next month.
For international flights, the charge would be USD 209.55 for wide-body planes and USD 149.33 for narrow-body aircraft, according to an AERA order.

With the decision, air passengers flying out from the Delhi airport would have to shell out up to Rs 50 as airlines are expected to pass on the X-ray baggage charges.

In a four-page order dated January 10, the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA) said that DIAL can levy X-ray baggage charges from February 1.

An airline official said X-ray baggage charges would be passed on to passengers.

"A passenger -- who takes a domestic flight -- is unlikely to pay more than Rs 5 as 'X-ray baggage charge'. On an international flight, the per passenger charge would be not more than Rs 50," a source said.

According to the order, the charge would be USD 209.55 (around Rs 14,908) on wide-body aircraft.
For a narrow-body plane flying on international routes, the charge would be USD 149.33 (around Rs 10,624).

16/01/19 PTI/Times of India
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