Posted on Mar 31st, 2021 by Heena Ganotra, Last updated Nov 1st, 2021, Leave a Comment
Airfares are high enough already to make our budgets crash and wait for an entire year to plan another international trip. With this new update, would it require you to wait for a year more?
Let’s find out!
Starting from 1st April 2021, the government is increasing the Aviation Security Fee (ASF) that is paid by air passengers for both domestic and international flights.
That’s because, in the last 1.5 months, jet fuel prices along with the increase in ASF has added more costs, leading to a 30% hike in airfare bands.
Currently, the government charges INR 160 as Aviation Security Fee for domestic flights and $5.2 for international flights.
Starting 1st April 2021, the fee is being increased to INR 200 for domestic flights and to $12 for international flights.
As per the latest orders from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), there are certain categories that do not have to pay this fee. Those categories are as follows –
Yes! In September, last year, the ASF for Domestic passengers increased from INR 150 to INR 160 and from $4.85 to $5.2 for international passengers.
Airlines collect the ASF from passengers when they book their tickets. This fee is then paid to the government. Aviation Security Fee is required to pay for the deployment of CISF personnel at the airport and to also fund the safety arrangements at the airports.
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