New Delhi: In what could give jerk to air passengers that the flyers will have to shell out more from Thursday as Delhi International Airport Limited will charge them an additional Airport Development Fee (ADF) of Rs 200 for domestic and Rs 1300 for international flights.

The fee has already been approved by the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority and is now being applied from December 1. Moreover, the travellers who have already booked their tickets in advance will also be liable to pay the ADF.

Meanwhile, the government oil companies have increased the price of Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) by 3.7 percent effective from Wednesday midnight, leading to fuel price at Rs 64,622 per kilolitre in the capital.

Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum have raised the ATF price for the third time in a month.

Air India to provide breakfast

Those travelling short distances will now be provided heavy breakfast instead of lunch, as a cost cutting initiative by the national air-careers reeling under liquidity crisis.

According to sources, during the 90-minute journey, the travelers will be provided a breakfast box comprising a sandwich, pastry and other snacks. Meanwhile, those on a longer journey can avail lunch during the flight.

This move will help to save Rs 20 crore every year, which is among many initiatives decided during the Air India board meeting on Tuesday.

JPN/Bureau