NEW DELHI: Come next month and the aviation security fees (ASF) paid by air travellers will increase from Rs 160 (at present) to Rs 200 for domestic and $5.2 (at present) to $12 for international outbound passengers.
The new rates will be applicable on tickets issued from April 1, 2021. In the last 1.5 months, airfare bands for domestic flights have been hiked upto 30% due to spiralling jet fuel prices and with ASF also increasing, flying is set to cost more.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) notified the new rates in an order last Friday. Certain categories of travellers are exempt from paying this fee.
This includes: children under two years of age, diplomatic passport holders, airline crew on duty and transit passengers taking a connecting flight on the same ticket within 24 hours hours of the first one.