The Aviation Ministry is considering auctions for its future airport contracts to private operators after setting fixed tariffs. This move may enhance the number of potentially serious bidders and shield passengers against arbitrary increases in user fees.
In a recent decision, the aviation ministry has decided to privatise 15 airports in the country. The process will kick off with six airports and Ahmedabad is one of them. When the Ahmedabad airport is privatised, air passenger will have to be ready to shell out 10-20 per cent more. To meet market demands, infrastructure needs to be upgraded and for that the government is involving private players, said a senior government official. With privatisation, services may improve but it will also mean i
With the government withdrawing Kingfisher Airlines' international flying rights and domestic slots, the Jet Airways has approached the Aviation Ministry to acquire six of the vacant slots. The airline company has applied to the government to acquire six slots from Mumbai. Of these, it is looking at four domestic and two international routes, Jet Airways sources said in Mumbai.