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Flying out of Delhi airport to be costlier from Dec 1

Flying out of Delhi airport to be costlier from Dec 1

New Delhi: Passengers flying out of Delhi airport will have to pay more by shelling out Rs 77 per ticket from December 1, with regulator AERA approving revision in service charges.

Currently, Rs 10 is levied on domestic tickets and Rs 45 on international tickets by the airport operator DIAL as passenger service fee.

Besides, there are revisions to certain aeronautical charges, according to an order issued by the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA).

The revised charges would be applicable from December 1. The hike in charges is expected to have a minimal impact on average domestic fares, experts opined.

As per the order, dated November 19, the regulator has approved a rate of Rs 77 for tickets purchased with Indian rupees towards facilitation component of the Passenger Service Fee (PSF).

The amount would be "USD 1.93" (around Rs 137) per ticket issued against foreign currency.

"The authority decides to allow DIAL to charge the rates equivalent to BAC (Base Airport Charge) plus 10 per cent effective from December 1, 2018," the order said.

The Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) -- a joint venture majority-owned by the GMR Group -- operates the Indira Gandhi International Airport here.

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