Thursday, November 15, 2018

AAI issues notices to SpiceJet, Air India arm for non-payment of UDAN levy

State-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) has issued notices to SpiceJet and Air India's subsidiary Alliance Air for non-payment of regional connectivity levy, sources aware of the matter told CNBC-TV18.

"We have been in regular touch with the two airlines. Alliance Air has paid a part of the payment but some amount is still pending. SpiceJet has also said that they(it) will come up with a plan to repay the dues," one of the sources said.

According to the documents reviewed by CNBC-TV18, payment of the regional connectivity levy amounting to Rs 23.6 crore was pending from Alliance Air while Rs 8.8 crore was pending from SpiceJet as of November 2.

Airports Authority of India is also mulling to put the two airlines on cash and carry mode to recover the charges, the sources added.

When contacted, SpiceJet said that all its payments to AAI are being made as per schedule. "We remain firmly committed to all our obligations," the airline said.
15/11/18 Anu Sharma/CNBC TV18