Friday, August 25, 2006

Government boosts commercial activities at loss making airports

New Delhi: The Government has taken a number of steps to start commercial activities at loss making airports across the country. This information was given to the Parliament by Shri Praful Patel, Minister for Civil Aviation in the Lok Sabha today.
The steps that have been taken to start commercial activities at the loss making airports are:-
· Licensing of the airside and the city side advertisement rights at some of the airports,
· induction of innovative commercial facilities such as fast food outlets, advertisements on balloons, Wi-Fi services, licensing of plasma T.V. display,
· realization of royalty @11% of the gross turnover from the parties providing ground handling/aircraft maintenance services at all the airports,
· Setting up of Duty Free Shops by way of global tenders at the non-metro airports,
· privatization of money exchange counters at the non-metro airports and the domestic airports and
· baggage wrapping services at the international airports.
25/08/06 Press Information Bureau (press release)
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