Saturday, May 30, 2020

Bangalore Airport Increases User Development Fee, Tickets to Become Costlier

New Delhi: The Kempegowda International Airport has raised the user development fee (UDF) by 17% for departing international passengers, and 3% for domestic passengers, to compensate for revenue loss, an official said on Saturday.
The new UDF will be applicable from June 1 for the year 2020-21.
“The revised UDF for departing passengers at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru is Rs 184 per pax (domestic) and Rs 839 per pax (international),” said an airport official. Also Read - Domestic Flights: Services Will Become Normal in Six Months, By Diwali, Says Minister Hardeep Singh Puri
Earlier, the UDF was Rs 179 per pax (domestic) and Rs 716 per pax (international).
The UDF for domestic departing passengers rose by 3% and for international passengers by 17 per cent.
Will tickets become costlier?
Yes, tickets will become costlier but as far as domestic flights are concerned, the hike will be negligible. For international tickets, though, the hike is significant. In fact, the user development fee of Bengaluru airport was much higher than this in 2019. In a revision, the fee was made Rs 306 for domestic flights. Later, it was rolled back.
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