Thursday, March 30, 2017

Airport majors vie for Jaipur, Ahmedabad

Four major global airport operators have expressed interest in operating the terminal building of Jaipur and Ahmedabad airports — bids that may witness stiff competition from several Indian players, including the Adani and Tata groups, who have also thrown their hats in the ring for the public-private partnership project.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI), which operates the Ahmedabad and Jaipur airports, had floated a global request for proposals to hand over the operation and maintenance of the terminal buildings to private players.

Till March 20, 11 private players, including four global companies, had registered for the bid for operating and maintaining Ahmedabad airport and seven private companies, with two global players, registered to bid for Jaipur airport.

Daa International that operates Ireland’s state-owned airports and Vinci Airports Singapore with presence across 34 airports globally, have shown interest in both Jaipur and Ahmedabad airports.
30/03/17 Somesh Jha/The Hindu