International Air Transport Association IATA has advised the Government to stop the increment in Aciation Security Fee for the international and domestic travellers because it may lead to the downfall in aviation sector as earlier many of the efforts are done by the Government for recoevry for this sector to become normal.

Earlier Government had decided that ASF would be increased and applicable from April 1, 2021 for domestic and international travellers.

Conrad Clifford, Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific, International Air Transport Association (IATA) wrote a letter to Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday, stating that “the aviation industry is facing the biggest challenge of its history” due to the pandemic and it is trying to restart itself while ensuring it does not become a vector for COVID-19.

ASF is collected from the passengers at the time of booking and on each booking it is mandatory for every airline to submit that amount to Government for arranging the security at airports.

Conrad Clifford, told Hardeep Singh Puri COVID-19 has devastated the air transport industry and any such costs escalation – the increase in the ASF – in such uncertain times will be detrimental to its collective recovery efforts. It is worthwhile to note that various other governments and service providers are freezing or reducing charges in response to the current crisis to facilitate a quicker recovery of traffic. 

IATA would respectfully request the government of India to consider delaying or suspending the planned increase in ASF rates effective April 1, 2021.

Aviation sector is the one who have worst effect of this pendmic of Novel Coronavirus as restrictions are made by the Governement, many of the airlines are affected badly with this pendamic.


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