The aviation sector has been badly affected by the Corona virus epidemic. Now soon the passengers flying from Delhi airport will get a shock. This is because from next month Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) is preparing to levy a new charge on air travelers. It has been approved by the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) to overcome the impact of the crisis.
How much will be charged?
That is, if a passenger takes a flight from Delhi International Airport, he will have to pay a separate fee. From February 1, this additional charge will be levied and by March 31, those flying out of Delhi will have to pay a total of Rs 65.98 tax under this arrangement.
According to sources, the Airport Authority has not acceded to the demand for Delhi Airport, stating that a charge of Rs 200 should be levied for domestic flights going out of Delhi and Rs 300 for foreign flights.
Estimated loss of Rs 3538 crore
In a letter to the Ministry of Aviation, DIAL had estimated a loss or shortfall of Rs 3538 crore from April 2020 to March 2024. Informed the government that they had incurred a loss of Rs 419 crore during April to September 2020. He is expecting a loss of Rs 939 crore in FY 2021 due to the corona virus epidemic.
Appealed to the Ministry of Aviation
It may be noted that earlier DIAL had also appealed to the Ministry of Aviation to direct the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority to take into account the impact of Corona’s decline in revenue while fixing airport tariffs. If this is not done, then there may be a shortage of money, which will make it difficult to maintain the functioning of the airport.
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