Air travel will be costlier from April 1, DGCA increases airport security fees


Air travel is going to be expensive from 1 April. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has increased Rs 40 for passengers for domestic passengers. Airport Security Fee (ASF) in air tickets has been increased. This airport security fee will be Rs 114.38 for international passengers.

Airport security fees are used to protect the airport. Now domestic passengers will be charged 200 rupees for airport security fees. At the same time, international travelers will have to pay $ 12. These new rates will be applicable from 1 April.

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Airport security fees are charged from every passenger but some passengers are exempted from this. These include children less than 2 years old, officers holding diplomatic passports, on duty airline crew, and transit passengers who take a second connecting flight within 24 hours of the first flight via a single ticket. Airport security fees are revised every six months. In September 2020, airport security fees were increased from Rs 150 to Rs 160, ie Rs 10. At the same time, for international travelers it was increased from $ 4.95 to $ 5.20.

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