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.
|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|
|Ticket issued in Foreign currency||USD||USD||USD||USD||USD||USD|
|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|
|Ticket issued in Foreign currency||USD||USD||USD||USD|
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.
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