The Adani Group will take over the operations, management and development of Mangalore, Lucknow and Ahmedabad airports from the Airports Authority of India (AAI). It will take charge between October 31 (Mangalore Airport), November 2 (Lucknow Airport) and November 11 (Ahmedabad Airport), an official statement said on Thursday.
In addition, AAI said in a statement that the Ministry of Civil Aviation had signed MoUs with three Adani Group companies to provide services such as customs, immigration and security at the three airports.
In February 2019, the central government privatized six major airports in Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mangalore, Thiruvananthapuram and Guwahati. After the competitive lottery process, Adani Enterprises won the right to run them all.
AAI and concessions of Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangalore airports will meet the conditions stipulated in the concession agreements and further concessions Operations, Management and Development of airports under Mangalore Airport: 31.10.2020; Lucknow Airport: 02.11.2020; Ahmedabad.11. 2020, ”AAI said in a statement.
In July 2019, the Union Cabinet approved a plan to lease three airports in Mangalore, Lucknow and Ahmedabad to Adani Enterprises. On August 19 this year, the Union Cabinet approved a plan to lease the other three airports to the Ahmedabad-based group.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Wednesday signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Adani Ahmedabad International Airport Limited, Adani Lucknow International Airport Limited and Adani Mangalore International Airport Limited at AAI’s Corporate Headquarters.
There are memorandums of understanding with customs, immigration, plant and animal isolation, sanitation, MT (meteorological data) and security (collectively assigned services), the press release said. “Meanwhile, AAI has signed three separate CNS-ATM agreements with concessions to provide CNS-ATM services at these three airports,” the statement said.
CNS / ATM refers to the communication, navigation and surveillance systems for air traffic management.