IATA opposes GHIAL's proposed 100% hike in landing cost
Hyderabad: Civil aviation industry's apex body IATA has opposed the GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHAIL) plan for an 100 percent increase in international aircraft landing fee.
The move will hurt airline operations, IATA has said, requesting the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA) to relook into the proposal.
IATA expressed the views at the recent stakeholder consultation meeting held by the AERA with regard to the determination of aeronautical tariffs at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad.
IATA Assistant Director Malvyn Tan, while expressing the body's views on the issue, said airport charges should be in line with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) principles.
He said it does not make sense to have different tariff structure for international and domestic airlines as the same aircraft type originating from domestic and international source utilise the same resources.
GMR currently charges Rs 250.50 per ton and Rs 187.90 per ton for international and non-international aircraft respectively, up to 100 tons as landing charges.
It also charges Rs 25,050 plus Rs 336.60 per ton for international flights and Rs 18,790 plus Rs 252.50 per ton for non-international flights in excess of 100 tons.
An aircraft with a maximum certified seat capacity of less than 80, as certified by the DGCA, being operated by domestic scheduled operators, are exempted from payment of landing charges.
It also collects Rs 4.10 per hour per ton as parking charge for aircraft up to 100 tons and Rs 410 plus Rs 5.40 per MT per hour in excess of 100 MT.