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Know The User Development Fee (UDF) Which Is Charged At Various Airports

Published : 7 May 2016 10:26 AM GMT
Know The User Development Fee (UDF) Which Is Charged At Various Airports

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User Development Fee (UDF) is one of the many fee and tax paid by air passengers. UDF is charged at various airports and the rate of UDF varies from airport to airport based on various factors. Delhi airport charges the highest UDF for domestic passengers while Hyderabad airport charges the highest UDF for international passengers.


Air Tickets have become off late become expensive on account of various taxes and fee. One such fee is the User Development Fee (UDF). It is charged at various airports for both arriving and departing passengers. Here is a short guide to the current UDF charges at various airports across India.


What is UDF?
User Development Fee (UDF) is levied at the Indian airports under Rule 89 of Aircraft Rules, 1937 as a measure to increase revenues of the airport operator. The UDF is levied to bridge any revenue shortfall so that the airport operator is able to get a fair rate of return on investment. The quantum of UDF varies from airport to airport. The rate of UDF at airports is determined by the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA) for major airports and by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) for non-major airports.


Delhi is the only Airport that collects UDF from both arriving & departing passengers
Of all the airports, Delhi is the only airport that collects UDF for both arriving as well as departing passengers. All other airports collect UDF only for departing passengers. The approving authority for UDF at Delhi airport is the AERA. The UDF charges at Delhi airport are the following. Please note that Service Tax is applicable on these rates.

Type of Passenger Travel Distance UDF on International Travel in Rs UDF on Domestic Travel in Rs
Departing Passenger Up to 500km for Domestic & Up to 2000km for International 565.43 245.02
Between 2000km to 5000km for International 895.26 NA
More than 500km for Domestic & more than 5000km for International 1130.85 490.04
Arriving Passenger Up to 500km for Domestic & Up to 2000km for International 461.77 207.32
Between 2000km to 5000km for International 741.16 NA
More than 500km for Domestic & more than 5000km for International 932.95 414.65


UDF at other Airports
As mentioned earlier, no other airport collects UDF for arriving passengers. The UDF charges at various airports excluding service tax for departing passengers are the following.

Airport UDF on International Travel in Rs UDF on Domestic Travel in Rs UDF approving Authority
Mumbai 548 274 AERA
Hyderabad 1700 430 AERA
Bengaluru 1226 306 AERA
Kolkata 1124 449 AERA
Chennai 667 166 AERA
Lucknow 1124 392 AERA
Jaipur 1000 150 AERA
Amritsar 910 150 MoCA
Udaipur NIL 150 MoCA
Trichy 360 150 MoCA
Vizag NIL 150 MoCA
Mangalore 825 150 MoCA
Varanasi 975 150 MoCA
Trivandrum 575 NIL AERA
Ahmedabad 415 110 AERA
Guwahati 332 332 AERA

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