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Mumbai, Bengaluru and Cochin airports hike landing charges by up to 45%

The increase in charges by the airports was allowed by the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) - the regulatory body which fixes chargers for airports

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Airlines had demanded that any increase in charges be deferred as airlines have been hit by the consequences of the coronavirus crisis

Arindam Majumder New Delhi
Airlines may be forced to increase ticket prices as three private airports — Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Kochi — have hiked their landing charges by up to 45 per cent. This will increase the operating cost for airlines at a time they are facing financial constraints because of the two months of grounding and weak demand.

The user development fees (UDF) for Bengaluru airport has also been increased by 17 per cent for international passengers and 3 per cent for domestic passengers. 

The increase in landing charges was allowed by the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) — the regulatory body which

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First Published: May 29 2020 | 11:22 PM IST

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