I have received a clarification from BIAL that the User Development Fee (UDF) is to be collected from ALL OUTBOUND INTERNATIONAL passengers. The amount of INR 1070 is inclusive of all taxes. So please make sure, you carry the correct amount of money with you.
BIAL has also appealed that passengers paying UDF please remit exact change.
A User Development Fee of Rs. 1070 will be collected from all outbound international passengers using the Bengaluru International Airport. The User Development Fee is towards the cost for construction and operation of the airport and has been approved by the Ministry of Civil Aviation of India.
Departure before or on 30 June, 2008
International Passengers traveling out of Bengaluru International Airport before or on 30 June, 2008 will have to make payment of the User Development Fee at the counters provided in the check-in hall or on the first floor before emigration check counters. Passengers should produce the receipt of payment at the time of emigration check. Payment can be made by cash, debit card or credit card (Visa/Mastercard only). If you are paying by cash you are requested to provide exact change for quicker processing. Please allow 10 minutes for the transaction during peak hours between 2200 hrs and 0300 hrs. And about 3-5 minutes at all other times.
Departure on or after 01 July, 2008
For passengers travelling out of Bengaluru International Airport on or after 01 July, 2008, the User Development Fee will be included in your ticket.
Infants under the age of 2 years and Airline Crew on duty are exempted from User Development Fee.