CAPA India Aviation & Airport Summit

Delhi, India
12-14 Feb 2019

Thursday 14 February 2019

Welcome address by Summit Chairman
CAPA Advisory & Research Exclusive: Outlook for Indian airports
CAPA research indicates that at projected growth rates, most of the 50 largest airports in India could be saturated within the next 7-10 years, and several of them much sooner. Where is capacity urgently required; and what will it take to deliver in terms of planning, policy, regulation and capital? And what impact will airport infrastructure constraints have on the aviation industry?
Airports Economic Regulatory Authority: A new approach to regulation and tariff determination
The economic regulatory framework for private airports has continued to evolve ever since PPP concessions were awarded in 2006, in an effort to find a model that balances the interests of all stakeholders. This process has at times been challenging but greater clarity is emerging, and innovative new approaches are being considered to simplify the transaction structure for greenfield airports.

Airports Economic Regulatory Authority, Chairman, S. Machendranathan [Download Presentation]

Financing airport development in India
CAPA estimates that India will require USD36-45bn of investment in around 55 airports by 2030, including USD12-15bn of equity. And this assumes that land costs will be subsidised by state government. Where will this funding come from and under what conditions? What are the key concerns of capital providers; and do recent efforts to provide greater regulatory uncertainty make upcoming opportunities more attractive?

Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets, India Country Head, Suresh Goyal


CAPA Advisory & Research Exclusive: Operational & financial benchmarking of Indian airports
This presentation will benchmark Indian airports against each other and relative to their global peers on metrics such as passengers, ATMs, runway capacity, aero and non-aero revenue, profitability, labour productivity etc.

Coffee Break

Bidding and developing airports in a global context

In this presentation, GMR Airports will outline its journey from being India’s largest private airport operator to becoming a successful exporter of airport operations expertise (with concessions in the Philippines and Greece), and its plans for the future.

GMR Airports, Executive Director & Board Member, Sidharath Kapur [Download Presentation]


Managing India’s fastest growing metro airport

India’s third largest airport is growing at over 30% year-on-year, and the incremental number of annual passengers handled in FY19 may exceed every other airport in the country. In this presentation the airport operator will describe how Bangalore is managing this rapid expansion, and the status of the second runway and terminal projects.

Bangalore International Airport, Chief Strategy & Development Officer, Satyaki Raghunath


From disaster management to successful recovery

Cochin Airport has been the quiet achiever of Indian aviation, delivering strong traffic growth and consistent financial returns to its shareholders. In Aug-2018 the airport was forced to close for more than two weeks due to devastating floods. In this presentation the Airport Director will highlight the resilience of the airport in successfully recovering from this disaster.

Cochin International Airport, Airport Director, A.C.K. Nair


CAPA Advisory & Research Exclusive: India airport project tracker
Leveraging CAPA India’s airport database, this presentation will provide a summary of the status of the key airport expansion and construction projects, as well as upcoming opportunities.


CAPA Advisory & Research Exclusive: Outlook for the Indian ground handling sector
The implementation of the new ground handling policy will result in multiple new concessions being awarded across the country. What is the size of the ground handling market; will airlines choose to outsource or self-handle; and what are the key risks for concessionaires?


Executive Panel: Leveraging technology to enhance airport efficiency and the passenger experience
India will require a massive increase in airport capacity over the next decade. But major infrastructure projects involve long gestation periods and are notoriously prone to delays. Can this potential constrain be addressed quicker and more cost-effectively - particularly in the short term - by applying technology and innovation to enhance the productivity of existing terminal and airside assets?

  • Amadeus, Head of Sales & Account Management, Sunil Ankalgi
  • GMR Hyderabad International Airport, CIO, Srinadh Prasad,
  • SpiceJet, Chief Customer Service Officer, Kamal Hingorani
CAPA Advisory & Research Exclusive: How large is the self-connect market in India?
With LCCs accounting for close to 70% of domestic traffic, transfers within and between airlines are not a prominent feature of the Indian market. However, CAPA research shows that a significant number of domestic-international and v.v. passengers self-connect on separate tickets or travel by surface from other cities. How large is this market and what does it mean for airports and airlines?
Executive Panel: Opportunities to develop self-connecting traffic
Airports are largely unaware of which passengers self-connect or travel by surface to/from elsewhere in India. How effectively could they stimulate the market by playing an active role – possibly technology-enabled – to facilitate transfers between airlines that don’t interline?
  • Air Black Box, Founder, Timothy O’Neil-Dunne [Download Presentation]
  • Bangalore International Airport, Chief Strategy & Development Officer, Satyaki Raghunath
  • CAPA India, Senior Advisor, Aloke Singh
  • Shannon Airport, Group Strategy Director, Patrick Edmond
CAPA Advisory & Research Exclusive: Key trends in air cargo & express
The expansion of Indian manufacturing and the ‘Make in India’ policy, combined with increasing consumer demand and the rise of online retail, are driving the growth of both domestic and international air cargo and express. This presentation will provide critical data on the size and structure of the market.
Coffee Break and close of Summit