Airports Authority of India inks pact with UP government to operate 5 airports

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The Airports Authority of India has signed an operation and management agreement to operate five airports owned by the UP government for a period of 30 years.

  • These five airports are Aligarh, Azamgarh, Chitrakoot, Mirpur and Shravasti.

  • The airport will be developed by the state government and will be operated and managed by the Airports Authority of India as a service provider.

  • In the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a letter of agreement (MoU) was exchanged between Additional Chief Secretary of Civil Aviation Department SP Goyal and AAI President AK Pathak.

  • The communication navigation monitoring services will also be provided by the Airports Authority of India, for which the state government will enter into a separate agreement.

  • After the MoU, now the process of licensing of these airports will be done and soon all the five airports will start air service.

  • About Airports Authority of India 

  • Airports Authority of India is an organisation/authority functioning under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India.

  • The Airports Authority of India (AAI) manages a total of 125 airports which include 11 international airports, 8 customs airports, 81 domestic airports and 25 civil enclaves in defence airfields.

  • Established- 1st April, 1995

  • President- Sanjeev Kumar

  • Headquarters - New Delhi

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