Flying out of Mumbai will be cheaper for both domestic and international passengers following the Supreme Court order on Tuesday holding levy of Airport Development Fee (ADF) as invalid. ADF is a levy that a departing passenger pays the developers for the airport’s future upgradation, expansion and development. At Mumbai, a domestic passenger pays Rs 100 while an international passenger pays Rs 600.
“We direct that Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) will, henceforth, not levy and collect any development fee at Mumbai until an appropriate order is passed by the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA),” the court had said yesterday.
A MIAL spokesperson said it would discontinue collecting ADF. He added that the airport had been given approval for collecting Rs 1,543 crore through ADF and had collected around Rs 600 crore so far.