Delhi airport to charge baggage X-ray fees

 

Delhi airport to charge baggage X-ray fees

New Delhi - Air passengers flying out from the Delhi airport would have to shell out up to Rs50 extra.

By PTI

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Published: Fri 18 Jan 2019, 11:02 AM

Delhi airport operator DIAL will start levying X-ray baggage charges ranging from Rs110 to Rs880 per aircraft flying on domestic routes from next month.
For international flights, the charge would be Rs14,884 for wide-body planes and Rs10,606 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 Rs50 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 Rs5 as 'X-ray baggage charge'. On an international flight, the per passenger charge would be not more than Rs50," a source said.
Assuming that a wide-body plane has more than 300 seats, the additional charge per passenger would be not more than Rs50.
On domestic routes, the charge would be Rs110 for a plane with up to 25 seats and Rs220 for an aircraft having 26-50 seats.
The charge would be Rs495 for planes with 51-100 seats, Rs770 for 101-200 seater aircraft and the amount would be Rs880 for those having more than 200 seats.
Taking into account the charges and number of seats, each passenger would have to shell out a marginal amount that is less than Rs5.

"DIAL will bill airlines the X-ray baggage charges per domestic and international flight as per the AERA order from February 1, 2019. This will not be billed to passengers through airlines rather it would be costly to airlines only," a DIAL spokesperson said.
The Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) is a consortium that is majority-owned by the GMR group.


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