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Private airlines, including Kingfisher owe AAI ₹457 cr in dues: Govt

DELHI: Seven private airlines, including the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines, owe the national airports operator AAI Rs 457.89 crore on account of airport charges as on September 30 this year, government said on December 7.

Kingfisher Airlines, which no longer operates and whose flying permit expired about two years ago, had the highest outstanding amount at Rs 294.57 crore in the total dues, as per the figures provided by Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

“Private airlines have been paying their dues to government and other agencies. However, dues payable to Airports Authority of India (AAI) for airport charges is placed at Annexure…,” Sinha said in his reply.

Budget carrier IndiGo had an an outstanding of Rs 61.19 crore while full service carrier Jet Airways owed Rs 45.20 crore to the AAI at the end of September 30, 2016, as per the figures in the statement.

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