Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) Gets Clearance From AERA To Increase In The UDF (User Development Fee)
All domestic outbound travelers to pay Rs.430/- and International outbound travelers to pay Rs.1700/- as UDF effective 1st November, 2010.

Hyderabad, 27th October, 2010: Consequent to the approval received from the AERA (Airports Economic Regulatory Authority), GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), the developer and operator of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad, Hyderabad will be increasing the User Development Fee (UDF) for the both domestic and international outbound passengers. The new increased UDF charges will be Rs. 430/- per head, for all domestic outbound passengers and Rs.1700/- per head, for all international outbound passengers (excluding service taxes). The increased rates will be applicable wef 0001 hrs, 1st November, 2010.

Subsequent to the representations made by GHIAL to the Regulator and a Stakeholder Consultation being held by AERA on 29th September 2010 with Operating Airlines, FIA, IATA, consumer associations and related industry forums, the increase was considered on an ad-hoc basis.

The present UDF charges are Rs. 375/- for domestic and Rs.1000/- for international (inclusive of service tax)

About GHIAL:

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) is a joint venture company promoted by the GMR Group (63%) in partnership with Government of India (13%), Government of Andhra Pradesh (13%) and Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (11%). The Company was incorporated to design, finance, build, operate and maintain a world class Greenfield airport at Shamshabad, Hyderabad. Hyderabad airport was commissioned in a record time of 31 months in March 2008, with an initial capacity of 12 million passengers per annum (MPPA) and 100,000 tons of cargo handling capacity per annum. The Project has the flexibility to increase capacity to accommodate over 40 MPPA and shall be developed in a phased manner. Visit us at www.hyderabad.aero; GMR Group at www.gmrgroup.in