Thursday, July 06, 2017

Maharashtra to flaunt its airports at conclave in New Delhi

Pune: The state is set to present all its airports and airstrips to interested parties, including airlines, in `Wings-2017', a conclave in New Delhi on July 7.
Two Maharashtra-based airports at Amravati and Shirdi are set to find special mention and attention.
The Maharashtra Airport Development Company Limited (MADC) would represent the state with a stall. Its vice-chairman and managing director Suresh Kakani told TOI that the event was important as it was associated with the centre's regional air connectivity (RCS) scheme, popularly known as UDAN.
"The second round of bidding under RCS is set to take place in August.Among the MADC-managed airports, the one at Amravati will be up for bidding. The conclave is being organized by the ministry of civil aviation mainly for the RCS scheme. Many states are participating in the event, and they will all give airlines information about the airports and airstrips in their respective states and the advantages of bidding for them," the official told TOI.
Five airports and airstrips in Maharashtra were bid on by airlines in the first round. There are 29 such facilities in the state available for bidders under the RCS.Across the country, there are a total of 398 unserved or under-served airports and airstrips available for airlines to bid.
06/07/17 Joy Sengupta/Times of India