Sunday, February 26, 2006

35 non-metro airports to be developed

Chennai: The Airports Authority of India has drawn up a plan to develop 35 non-metro airports by modernising the infrastructure and augmenting non-aeronautical revenue.
The aim is to make the airports conform to international standards in facilities and services and develop the city-side and airside of terminal buildings.
The long-term plan is to woo domestic operators to shift base, so as to decongest major airports.Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram are among the 10 airports identified for the first phase.
AAI sources have told The Hindu that the Union Civil Aviation Ministry has submitted a proposal to the committee on infrastructure for developing non-metro airports, State-owned airports, non-functional AAI airports, green field airports and private airports.
24/02 Hindu
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