Airlines are known to charge a hefty amount of money during festive seasons. For selecting seats of your choice while booking the tickets you have to pay an extra sum.
Now, you will have to pay a little more money if you need to get your bags checked-in at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.
Delhi International Airport (DIAL), from February 1, will charge airlines X-ray baggage fees, ranging from Rs 110 to Rs 880 for domestic and $149.33 to $209.55 for international flights.
With the decision, air passengers flying out from the Delhi airport would have to shell out up to Rs 50 as airlines are expected to pass on the X-ray baggage charges to us.
While passenger frisking and hand bag checks are done by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel, check-in baggage comes under the supervision of airport operators.
In a four-page order dated January 10, the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA) said that DIAL can levy X-ray baggage charges from February 1.
According to an airline official, X-ray baggage charges would be passed on to passengers. He also went on to say that a passenger, who takes a domestic flight, is unlikely to pay more than Rs 5 as ‘X-ray baggage charge’. On an international flight, the per passenger charge would be not more than Rs 50.