Aviation

Airports Authority of India to develop 50 low-cost airports

KOLKATA

The state-owned airport operator Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to develop 50 new low-cost airports across the country to cope with the growing air traffic.

Announcing this at a conference on Communication, Navigation and Surveillance systems (CNS), AAI Member (Operations) G K Chaukiyal said that the low-cost airports would be built over 10 years in an effort to reduce the cost of operation.

“The cost of operation of the airports and airlines has increased exceptionally and thus their economic viability is a major concern. Only 10 airports in the country are profitable. The low-cost airlines in smaller cities will also strengthen connectivity,” Chaukiyal said.

Read more at Economic Times

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