Wednesday, October 18, 2017

American firm chosen to help make Indian airports sustainable as passenger numbers rise

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDAA) signed the grant with AAI supporting the 20-year master plan.

The Sustainability Master Plan will provide AAI with a roadmap for the development and expansion of its two fastest growing airports to accommodate the anticipated increase in demand while incorporating sustainable and environmental best practices.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata and Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow are the fifth and 11th biggest airports in India respectively.

Thomas R. Hardy, the USTDA’s Acting Directors, said: “We are pleased to support this important project that will support India’s rapid aviation growth while connecting U.S. businesses with new export opportunities.”

As the world’s ninth largest aviation market, India’s civil aviation sector is on a high growth trajectory, poised to be the third largest national market by 2020 and potentially the largest by 2030.
18/10/17 International Airport Review