Airports Authority of India

The Airports Authority of India or AAI is a statutory body,[4][5][6] under the jurisdiction of Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India. It is responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in India. It provides Communication Navigation Surveillance / Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) services over Indian airspace and adjoining oceanic areas. AAI is currently managing a total of 137[7] Airports, including 34[7] International Airports, 10 Customs Airports, 81 Domestic Airports and 23 Civil enclaves at Defense Airfields. AAI also has ground installations at all airports and 25 other locations to ensure safety of aircraft operations. AAI covers all major air-routes over Indian landmass via 29 Radar installations at 11 locations along with 700 VOR/DVOR installations co-located with Distance Measuring Equipment (DME). 52 runways are provided with Instrument landing system (ILS) installations with Night Landing Facilities at most of these airports and Automatic Message Switching System at 15 Airports.

Airports Authority of India
TypeStatutory Body[1][2][3]
Industry Aviation sector
PredecessorCivil Aviation Department, Government of India
Founded1 April 1995
HeadquartersRajiv Gandhi Bhawan,
Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi-110003,
Area served
Key people
Sanjeev Kumar, IAS (Chairman)
Arun Kumar, IAS DGCA (Ex-Officio)
ProductsAirport management and Air Navigation Services (ANS)
OwnerDirectorate General of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India
Number of employees
17,346 (As on 31.03.2020)
DivisionsIndian Airports
Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan