Airport Auction
AAI takes the privatisation route

November 2021

The government is on a monetisation spr­ee, offering core infrastructure assets to private entities. The recently unveiled National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) has set the ball rolling for asset sell-offs. Privatisation was already a successful model […]

Increasing Access
Update on the RCS

November 2020

Four years into its launch, the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) has reaped tangible benefits by placing a number of airports on India’s aviation map. The RCS or UDAN, Ude Desh ka Aam Nagarik, is aimed […]

Big Plans
AAI’s steps towards capacity creation

November 2020

In the past few years, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has taken rapid strides with regard to creation and expansion of airport capacity. A number of projects for extension and strengthening of runways, taxi […]

Challenging Times
Sector trends and developments

November 2020

The aviation sector, needless to say, is going through the worst turmoil ever. The Covid-19 pandemic has put the sector’s very viability in question. Airlines are incurring huge losses, airports are seeing erosion of non-aeronautical […]

Spreading its Wings
Plans and prospects under Vision 2040

September 2019

Airport infrastructure development has witnessed modest progress in the past few years. Policy conduciveness, regulatory ease and evolving business models mark the current scenario. During 2018-19, total passenger traffic to, from and within India grew […]

Changing Hands
Airport privatisation plans gain steam

September 2019

The initial phase of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in airport infrastructure development was a tremendous success. Beginning with Cochin airport, which was developed with equity participation from non-resident Indians and financial institutions in 1999, the Hyderabad […]

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