Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Pay Rs 20 crore by November 30, Airports Authority of India to SpiceJet on dues

Mumbai: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has served a notice to Ajay Singh-controlled budget carrier SpiceJet asking it to pay Rs 20 crore by November 30 to partially clear its dues, an AAI source said.
The authority claims the airline's dues have crossed the 80 per cent threshold of its security deposit.
As per the AAI norms, all the carriers are supposed to keep their dues within 80 per cent of their security deposit with the state-run aerodrome operator.
SpiceJet's outstanding towards landing, parking and route navigation charges currently stands at Rs 117 crore, against its security deposit of Rs 104 crore, the source said.
"We have sent a notice to SpiceJet yesterday (Tuesday) to pay Rs 20 crore by November 30 to bring down their dues at par with the 80 per cent threshold of the security deposit," the source said.
When contacted, a SpiceJet spokesperson said that payments to AAI and other vendors are being made by the airline as per the schedule.
"We remain firmly committed to all our obligations," the spokesperson said.
In a regulatory filing, the airline reiterated its comments saying, "...it is making its payments as per stipulated timelines and we stand committed to all our contractual obligations."
28/11/18 PTI/Economic Times

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