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Bengaluru Bangalore Airport awaiting for approval to introduce UDFs to domestic passengers

1-Sep-2008

Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) CEO, Albert Brunner, stated the company could be bankrupted within the first few years of operations if Bengaluru International Airport is not permitted to collect User Development Fees (UDF) from domestic passengers. Ramping up the rhetoric BIAL stated the charges are necessary to recover some of the costs associated with the the USD568.9 million invested in the past five years to develop the greenfield airport. [895 words]

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Subheadings:

  • Government introduces UDF guidelines
  • Government sceptical about Bangalore capacity
  • BIAL releases big development agenda
  • Calls to open former HAL Airport unlikely to succeed

Graphs and data:

  • Bangalore HAL Airport annual passenger numbers and cargo volume: 2003 to 2007
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