14-Apr-2010 10:47 AM

Airports Authority of India considers privatisation of 15 non-operational airports

India's Minister for Civil Aviation, Praful Patel, reportedly announced the Airports Authority of India is considering plans to privatise at least 15 non-operational airports (Channel NewsAsia, 13-Apr-2010).

Ministry of Civil Aviation:With such a large geography and with such a large population, we have only 90 operational airports. That's not enough. We need to have at least 400 operational airports. We cannot do without less and that is the challenge for us,” Praful Patel, Minister for Civil Aviation. Source: Channel NewsAsia, 13-Apr-2010.