Rajya Sabha member Brittas expressed concern over hike in Thiruvananthapuram airport charges

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Rajya Sabha member John Brittas has expressed concern over the hike in charges levied at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport and sought the intervention of the Civil Aviation Ministry to review it. In a letter to Civil Aviation Minister K. Ramamohan Naidu, Brittas has expressed concern over the ‘recent heavy tariff revisions’ at Thiruvananthapuram airport.

New Delhi. Rajya Sabha member John Brittas on Wednesday expressed concern over the increase in charges levied at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport and sought the intervention of the Civil Aviation Ministry to review it. The Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) has approved the imposition of higher user development fee (UDF) and revision of several fee rates, including landing fee, for Thiruvananthapuram airport. The revised fee rates will be effective from July 1. This airport is operated by Adani Airport Holdings Limited.

In a letter to Civil Aviation Minister K Ramamohan Naidu, Brittas has raised serious concerns over the “recent substantial tariff revisions” at Thiruvananthapuram airport. He requested the Union minister to direct the concerned authorities to take immediate steps to review these major changes in tariff rates so that the interests of passengers and the airport are saved from disproportionate financial pressure. The Rajya Sabha member said that the substantial increase in UDF and other charges levied at this airport will put a huge burden on passengers and airlines.

This may affect the accessibility and affordability of air travel for residents of southern Kerala and beyond. He claimed that the airport operating firm is trying to maximize revenue from passengers by significantly increasing UDF and other charges. Apart from this, the company is also under-reporting non-operational revenue. Brittas said, “Such unethical business practices should be addressed immediately to protect the interests of passengers.

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