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Non-aeronautical revenue of AAI increases: Sharma

India Blooms News Service | | 22 Dec 2014, 10:06 pm
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IBNS): Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma informed the Lok Sabha on Monday that the non-aeronautical revenue of AAI due to the effort and utilization of various avenues had increased from Rs.819.10 crores in 2010-11 to Rs.1241 crores in 2013-14 making a growth of about 52% in 3 years.

AAI had already introduced various new concepts to increase the non-aeronautical potential like introduction of Master Concessionaire in the field of F&B, Duty free shops and advertisement, Express Courier Terminal and Common User Cargo Terminal.

Efforts have been made by AAI to exploit various avenues for increasing the non-aeronautical revenue over the past few years. As a part of initiative, area utilized for non-aeronautical services has been increased by more than 10% per year for most of the airports.

At Chennai Airport, the area under non-aeronautical services has been increased from 23119 Sqm in 2010-11 to 42996 Sqm in 2013-14.

Similarly, at Kolkata Airport, the area under non-aeronautical services/revenue has been increased from 49668 sqm. to 600029 sqm. in 2013-14, Sharma said.

In case of Trivandrum Airport, the increase in non-aeronautical areas is from 3217 sqm in the year 2010-11 to 4029 sqm. in the year 2013-14.

The performance of Airports Authority of India (AAI) is assessed by the Government every year based on MoU parameters entered into by AAI with GoI. This is monitored by Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) for all Public Sector Undertakings including AAI.