The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has issued Requests for Proposals (RFP) for the operation, management and development of the following six international airports:
- Jaipur International Airport; serves Jaipur, the capital of the northeastern state of Rajasthan, located 13km from the city centre. Handled around 4.76 million passengers in the year ending March 2018, making it the eleventh busiest airport in India.
- Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport; serves Lucknow, the capital of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, located 12km from the city centre. Handled over 4.75 million passengers in the year ending March 2018, twelfth busiest airport in India.
- Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport; located at Borjhar, 26km from Dispur, the capital of the state of Assam, and 28km from Guwahati, the largest city in the state and the north-east region. Handled almost 4.67 million passengers in the year ending March 2018.
- Manguluru International Airport; serves Mangaluru, a coastal city in the southwestern state of Karnataka. Handled just under 2.27 million passengers in the year ending March 2018.
- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport; serves Ahmedabad, the largest city in the western state of Gujarat, located 9km from the city centre, as well as state capital Gandhinagar. Handled over 9.17 million passengers in the year ending March 2018, eighth busiest airport in India.
- Thiruvananthapuram International Airport; serves Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the southwestern state of Kerala. Handled just under 4.5 million passengers in the year ending March 2018.
The term of the concession agreements shall be for a period of fifty years. The selected concessionaires shall broadly be responsible for operations and management of the existing airport assets as well as for designing, engineering, financing, construction and development of further/additional air-side, terminal, city-side and land-side infrastructure.
The concessionaires will pay a monthly per-passenger fee pay to AAI, in respect of each passenger (both domestic and international) handled at their respective airports.
Proposals for all six airports are due on 14 February 2019. AAI plans to issue Letters of Award (LOAs) on 28 February.
Source: Infra PPP