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India's private airport operations seeking airport user charges based on aeronautical revenues

6-Apr-2010 12:56 PM

India's Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) was urged by India's six private airport operators,to determine airport user charges on the basis of aeronautical revenues only (ie not including non-aeronautical charges) which (Economic Times, 05-Apr-2010).  The six operators AERA handle over 60% of India's airport passenger. They reportedly indicated that airport tariffs will be fixed on a single-till model, a method of cross-subsidising aeronautical charges with non-aeronautical revenues, rather than utilising the dual-till method.