The Airports Authority of India (AAI) ()
is an organization working under the Ministry of Civil Aviation
that manages all the airports
in India. The AAI manages and operates 126 airports including 16 international airports
, 89 domestic airports
and 26 civil enclaves
. The corporate headquarters(CHQ
) are at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan
, Safdarjung Airport
, New Delhi
. V.P Agrawal is the current chairman of the AAI.
Airports Authority of India (AAI) was constituted by an Act of Parliament and came into being on 1 April 1995 by merging erstwhile National Airports Authority and International Airports Authority of India. The merger brought into existence a single Organization entrusted with the responsibility of creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure both on the ground and air space in the country.
The main functions of AAI inter-alia include construction, modification & management of passenger terminals, development & management of cargo terminals, development & maintenance of apron infrastructure including runways, parallel taxiways, apron etc., Provision of Communication, Navigation and Surveillance which includes provision of DVOR / DME, ILS, ATC radars, visual aids etc., provision of air traffic services, provision of passenger facilities and related amenities at its terminals thereby... Read More