Saturday, July 15, 2017

12 bidders for operation, maintenance of airport

Ahmedabad: Some 12 companies have shown interest and have thus bid for operations and maintenance of the Ahmedabad airport on a public-private partnership basis, said Jayant Sinha, Union minister of state for civil aviation. He was present at the Gujarat Aviation Conclave 2017, organized in the city on Thursday. Recently, the Government of India had announced privatization of Ahmedabad and Jaipur airports through public-private partnerships.
"Twelve reputed national and international companies have shown interest in the operation and maintenance of Ahmedabad airport on public-private partnership basis. We will finalize the operator by September. With this, Ahmedabad airport terminal will not just be a world-class terminal but a world-leading terminal," said Sinha.
"The bidders, who have registered for taking over operations of Ahmedabad airport, include GMR — which runs Delhi and Hyderabad airports — and GVK that runs Mumbai airports. Even the companies that have been managing Frankfurt, Zurich and Dublin airports have also shown interest apart from a French company," he added.
15/07/17 Times of India