Flying abroad from Chennai is going to be more expensive from mid-November as departing passengers will have to pay Rs 750 as user development fee, though the new terminal is yet to have all facilities .
Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to start levying user fee from passengers from November 15 as it hopes to shift all departures to the new international terminal by then. A senior AAI official said, “All airlines will shift their departures to the new building by mid next month. The UDF is being levied because passengers will be using the new building for departures.”
However, fliers are not amused by the move because the new building has bare minimum amenities. Business class passengers of international airlines are forced to take a long walk after checking in, to the old building to use lounges owned by airlines.
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