Minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha. (File photo: Hindustan Times)
Minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha. (File photo: Hindustan Times)

Domestic carriers owed 2,448 crore dues to Airports Authority of India

  • Dues against foreign scheduled and non-scheduled airline operators stood at 312.27 crore
  • SpiceJet's dues stood at 105.71 crore against security deposit of 124.22 crore, while that of GoAir was 19.35 crore 

Domestic airlines owed dues worth 2,448 crore to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) as on January 15, the civil aviation ministry said Thursday.

Dues against foreign scheduled and non-scheduled airline operators stood at 312.27 crore, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

However, specific date regarding the dues to be paid to the AAI was not disclosed.

"Dues, excluding penal interest, claim against domestic scheduled and non-scheduled airlines' operators as on January 15, 2019 is 2,448.41 crore," Sinha said about the dues owed to the AAI.

According to him, SpiceJet's dues stood at 105.71 crore against security deposit of 124.22 crore, while that of GoAir was 19.35 crore against security deposit of 73.12 crore.

Details about the date regarding the dues were not provided.

Sinha said that Kingfisher Airlines' dues amounted to 294.69 crore, including penal interest of 119.39 crore.

"AAI has already filed a court case on March 14, 2014 for recovery of dues from Kingfisher Airlines and has taken up the matter with SpiceJet for clearing the dues. The dues against GoAir are regular dues," the minister said.

Kingfisher Airlines was grounded in 2012.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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