Saturday, December 23, 2017

Airports Authority of India plans to add 273 bays at 24 airports

NEW DELHI: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has firmed up plans to add 273 parking bays at 24 airports to help resolve the impending parking woes of airlines. The capacity enhancement is part of AAI's Rs 20,000 crore infrastructure upgrade plan to be completed over four years.

"Domestic airline operators have projected a requirement for 303 additional overnight parking stands at 30 AAI airports in the next five years. Based on the plans shared by airlines, we have planned to construct 273 aircraft parking bays for A321type of aircraft at 24 of our airports across the country," AAI chairman Guru Prasad Mohapatra told ET.

About 82 will come up in the south, 70 in east and northeast, 61in north and 60 in west. The AAI is also going to develop saturated airports and non-metro and regional airports along with modernisation of Air Navigation Services over the next four years, Mohapatra said. "This will be funded through internal resources and external borrowings," Mohapatra further said.
23/12/17 Mihir Mishra/Economic Times