Airports Authority of India - Articles and news items
Airport news / 11 January 2012 /
Article 15 of Convention on International Civil Aviation requires that all aerodromes open to public use under the jurisdiction of a contracting state should provide uniform conditions for the aircraft of all other contracting states. Article 28 and 37 oblige each state to provide its territory, aircraft, and other air navigation facilities/ services in accordance with Standard and Recommended Practices(SARPs) developed by ICAO, Volume-1 Annex- 14.
Airport news / 11 March 2011 /
SITA announced its selection by the Airports Authority of India to deliver enhanced systems that will enable the exchange of air traffic control (ATC) messages with data link-equipped airlines. Deployed in response to regional ICAO recommendations, and airspace user demands, SITA’s data link service will increase both the safety and efficiency of the Indian air traffic management service which manages more than 51 million domestic flights per year.
Issue 5 2009, Past issues / 29 September 2009 /
It gives me great pleasure indeed to present the Indian Regional Focus in International Airport Review. At the outset, I would like to compliment IAR for the yeoman service they are rendering to the Global Aviation fraternity by keeping us up to date with developments the world over.
A decade and a half after the open sky policy was launched in India, it catapulted into a globalisation era and the aviation fraternity of India at large is trying to come to terms with the situation. As a result of the phenomenal and unprecedented surge experienced in the aviation sector in the last decade, Airports Authority of India (AAI) has taken on numerous development works at almost 50 airports in the country and it will be appreciated that the venture embarked upon by AAI requires huge sums of money, which was envisaged to be catered from in-house sources.
The past year has indeed been the most turbulent period in the annals of AAI history, due to the global economic meltdown. This meltdown in turn was the basic cause of the germination of the tense economic situation the world over and in particular the financial market, which has had a strong influence on development activities. As a corollary of the scenario so developed, the air traffic growth and revenue receipts worldwide have been adversely affected. (more…)
Issue 5 2008, Past issues / 30 September 2008 /
Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is undergoing a major transformation, under the stewardship of Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL). The airport is being modernised with the addition of new terminals, runways and other passenger convenience infrastructure.
DIAL is a consortium led by GMR Group, one of India’s leading infrastructure developers. Other partners in the consortium include: Fraport AG, Eraman Malaysia, India Development Fund and Airports Authority of India under the Public Private Partnership Initiative of the Government of India. DIAL was awarded the mandate for the modernisation and restructuring of IGI Airport into a world class facility, after an international competitive bid in January 2006.
The airport, with a traffic throughput of 24 million passengers (2007-08), is the second busiest airport in the country. Currently, the airport is served by nearly 70 domestic and international airlines, connecting more than 110 destinations across the country and the globe. (more…)
Issue 5 2007, Past issues / 28 September 2007 /
India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and the Indian aviation sector is moving even faster. The aviation sector has clocked a phenomenal growth rate of 20-25% over the last few years and it is projected that it will maintain a healthy growth rate in the coming decade.
At the epicentre of this unprecedented growth is the Indira Gandhi International Airport, serving the capital city – Delhi. The airport, with a traffic throughput of 20.44 million passengers (2006-07), is the second busiest airport in the country and is expected to assume the top position in the country by 2011. Currently, the airport is served by nearly 80 domestic and international airlines, connecting more than 120 destinations across the country and the rest of the world.
The airport is operated by Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL), a consortium led by GMR Group – one of India’s leading infrastructure developers. Other partners in the consortium include Fraport AG, Eraman Malaysia, India Development Fund and Airports Authority of India, under the Public Private Partnership Initiative of the Government of India. DIAL was awarded the mandate to modernise and restructure IGI Airport into a world class facility, after an international competitive bid in January 2006. (more…)