Goa Flight Tickets Will Cost More In July & Here’s Why

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Goa Flight Tickets Will Cost More In July & Here’s Why

Goa is one of the most popular destinations and people all around the year like visiting there. But this July if you choose to travel by air to Goa, you might have the most expensive deal. As of July 1, flying out of Goa will be more expensive until next March, and then the ticket prices will keep increasing every fiscal year until April 2025. 


Dabolim/Goa International Airport’s aeronautical charges are hiked


The airport’s aeronautical charges which airlines pay, and which then determine airfares as well as the user development fees (UDFs) have been increased by Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA). The people are already facing a hike due to the weak Indian rupees and the rising fuel prices and now this would simply add to the stress. From July 01, 2022, to March 31, 2023, based on the tariff orders, the Passenger Service Charges (PSF) for international and domestic passengers’ departure will increase from ₹604 and ₹301 respectively to ₹695 and  ₹375. As said the prices will keep increasing every fiscal year which means the Passenger Service Charges (PSF) from April 1, 2023, to  March 31, 2024, for international and domestic will increase to ₹760 and ₹430 respectively. 

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Federation Of Indian Airlines Has Opposed The HIke


Covid-hit airlines pushed back against any further cost hikes, while UDF fought to ensure affordable fares helped people return to flying causing AERA a tough time striking a balance. A massive drop in footfalls since March 2020 poses a challenge for airport developers who are facing continued operations and incurring capital expenditures. The Federation Of Indian Airlines (FIA) has opposed this hike as the hike will prohibit the middle class from travelling by air and that will in turn be a barrier to the sharp post-Covid recovery for the aviation sector. 

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