Airlines owe Rs 1,122 crore to AAI

New Delhi: Airlines operating in the country owe Rs 1,122 crore to Airports Authority of India, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

The dues of Airports Authority of India (AAI) against Air India as on January 31, 2011 are Rs 720 crore, Minister of Civil Aviation Vayalar Ravi said in a written reply.

For Kingfisher, the figure is 257.62 crore, Go Airlines – 6.77 crore, Interglobe Aviation Ltd. (Indigo)- 13.29 crore, Jet Airways – 38.49 crore, Jet Lite (India) Ltd 13.96 crore, Spicejet Ltd -16.99 crore and Paramount Airways – 4.88 crore.

For others small or non-operating airlines the dues stand at 50.13 crore.

He said the matter of pending dues is taken up by the AAI with respective airlines from time to time.

The Minister said steps have been taken to improve the facilities at the airports which include modernisation of Chennai and Kolkata Airports, development of 35 non-metro airports with the terminal buildings having state-of-the-art passenger facilities, user friendly amenities, good ambiance and satellite based navigation system.