India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has slashed User Development Fee (UDF) for domestic and international passengers flying out of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.
On July 18, the DGCA announced that UDF for domestic passengers has reduced to ₹10 from ₹275-₹550, and to ₹45 from ₹635-₹1,270 for international passengers.
UDF is included in the air fare at the time of purchasing tickets.
All passengers flying out of IGI, post July 7, can request for a refund of “excess UDF collected” by airlines. Domestic passengers must make the claim, against their ticket copy, within 45 days from July 18, and international passengers have 60 days to claim the refund.
The notice goes on to state: “After the due date, the balance unclaimed amount, duly verified by chartered accountant, may be remitted to DIAL (Delhi International Airport) by airlines, which shall be adjusted while determining the aeronautical tariff of IGI Airport for the next control period. Further, in respect of the passengers who booked the ticket on or before 07.07.2017 but are yet to commence the travel, Airlines shall refund the excess amount, if any, to the passengers without waiting for such claim from the passenger.”