Monday, September 03, 2018

Pune airport to implement Rs 1000 crore expansion plan over the next 2 years; here is what AAI plans to do

Pune: The Pune airport will see investments of Rs 1,000 crore over the next two years, and the funds will be used for expanding the terminal, cargo handling facilities, roads and parking space to augment capacity.

Ajay Kumar, airport director, Airport Authority of India, Pune airport, said though a new international airport has been planned at Purandar in Pune, the existing airport will stay and see expansion as the new government policy allows two airports in one city, Kumar said.

According to Kumar, the Pune airport is now the seventh busiest airport in the country, with the passenger traffic in the domestic sector growing 25% Y-o-Y in the last three years. Passenger traffic is set to cross the 10 million mark this year, he said.

The existing airport in Pune is owned by the IAF. The civil enclave operates with restricted flying times and space constraints. There are 190 movements from Pune and around 10-12 privately-owned flight movements a day.
03/09/18 Geeta Nair/Financial Express