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User Development Fee (UDF) and Passenger Service Fee (PSF) charges at various Indian airports
User Development Fee (UDF), Passenger Service Fee (PSF), Airport Development Fee (ADF) charges at various Indian airports. Click on image for a larger view.

Infographic: User Development Fee charges across Indian airports

The infographic above shows a detail of the User Development Fee (UDF), Airport Development Fee (ADF) now called Development Fee, and the Passenger Service Fee (PSF) charged at various airports across India both privately operated like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, and AAI (Airports Authority of India) run like Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Chennai, Guwahati, Jaipur, Mangalore, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Tiruchirapally, Udaipur, Varanasi, and Vishakhapatnam. A high resolution version of the infographic can be downloaded here.

New Delhi airport is the most expensive in India with separate UDFs charged on arrivals and departures which are variable based on the great circle distance of the origin or destination city. In addition a development fee, and a passenger service fee is also charged. If you would like to work out the distances, Air India has produced two nice PDFs with most world cities which are categorised on their distances from New Delhi. Download the domestic cities distance PDF here, and the international one here.

International
Travel Date 15May12-31Mar13 1Apr13-31Mar14
Category Short Haul Medium Haul Long Haul Short Haul Medium Haul Long Haul
Distance up to 2000 km 2001-5000 km Above 5000 km up to 2000 km 2001-5000 km Above 5000 km
Ticket issued in Indian Rupees INR INR INR INR INR INR
Departure 600 950 1200 635.32 1005.91 1270.62
Arrival 490 786 990 518.84 832.77 1048.26
Ticket issued in Foreign currency USD USD USD USD USD USD
Departure 11.84 18.75 23.69 12.54 19.85 25.08
Arrival 9.67 15.53 19.54 10.24 16.44 20.70
Domestic
Travel Date 15May12-31Mar13 1Apr13-31Mar14
Category Short Haul Long Haul Short Haul Long Haul
Distance up to 500 km more than 500 km up to 500 km more than 500 km
Ticket issued in Indian Rupees INR INR INR INR
Departure 260 520 275.3 550.61
Arrival 220 440 232.94 465.9
Ticket issued in Foreign currency USD USD USD USD
Departure 5.13 10.27 5.44 10.87
Arrival 4.34 8.69 4.6 9.19

With the inauguration of the new T2 in Mumbai, travellers at the economic capital can expect to pay airport fees similar to New Delhi.

In case you would like to decode the taxes on your ticket. UDF is shown as IN, ADF/DF is shown as YM, and PSF is shown as WO. At most airports across India, PSF is normally included in the UDF amount.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome as usual.

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