Bangalore, Hyderabad airports may get nod to hike fees

Bangalore, Hyderabad airports may get nod to hike fees

Bangalore, Hyderabad airports may get nod to hike fees

New Delhi: Air-travellers flying out of Bangalore and Hyderabad airports would soon have to shell out a little more on their travel bills. The civil aviation ministry is expected to clear the two private airport operators’ proposal to increase aeronautical charges by 10%. Aeronautical charges comprise passenger service fee (PSF) and aircraft landing and parking charges.
Following the ministry’s permission to allow state-owned Airport Authority of India (AAI) to increase airport charges, the two airport operators – Siemens-led Bengalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) and GMR-backed Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) has proposed to hike charges at the respective airports.
“Linking their cases with AAI, the two airport operators at Bangalore and Hyderabad recently informed us of their plan to increase aeronautical charges by 10% effective this month. But we objected to this as they can not do so (charging the AAI rates). Both the airport companies have been asked to submit a fresh proposal for the ministry’s consideration,” a government official, who did not wish to be identified, said.
The state-owned airport operator recently announced an increase in aeronautical charges including navigational charges by 10% across its airports in the country.

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~ by anand213 on March 27, 2009.

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