Saturday, June 24, 2017

AAI eases bidding terms for Ahmedabad, Jaipur airports

New Delhi: Airports Authority of India (AAI) has changed the tenure of the operations and maintenance contracts for the Ahmedabad and Jaipur airports to 20 years from 10 years, and will allow airline operators to bid for them in an effort to improve revenue for successful bidders.

“We have changed certain criteria as requested by interested parties,” Chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra said, adding several global players were interested in the two projects.

The AAI plans to privatise the two airports except their airside facilities. The successful bidders will manage the passenger terminals, aprons and car parks.

This is the second attempt by the government to involve private players in the two airports. Domestic airport operators GMR and GVK and global players Daa International Airport and Flughafen Zurich have shown interest in them.
24/06/17 Arindam Majumder/Business Standard