New Delhi: State-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) would start appointing ground handling operators through a competitive bidding across its airports from October onwards. The agency controls nearly 125 airports, including 78 domestic aerodromes and 26 civil enclaves.
The AAI shared timelines for the exercise at a meeting chaired by aviation secretary RN Choubey. Senior executives of airlines, private airports and ground-handling agencies attended the meeting last week.
“The bidding process has already begun. We should shortlist agencies for various airports by September-October,” said an AAI official.