Three Adani Group airports become ACI Asia-Pacific members

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The association will now represent 129 airports across India

Three airports operated by the Adani Group of India have become members of Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific.

With the addition of Adani Ahmedabad International, Adani Lucknow International and Adani Mangaluru International, the airport association now has nine airport members operating 129 airports across India.

The handover of both Mangaluru and Lucknow airports to the Adani Group has been finalised, with Ahmedabad set to follow later this week.

“India has one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing aviation markets in the world. Despite the effects of the pandemic, the country is poised for continuing in the direction of expansion, initially at the domestic level, followed by an international resurgence,” said Stefano Baronci, director-general for ACI Asia-Pacific.

He added, “New players in the sector will likely bring new ideas and concepts to adapt to the new normal.”

All three airports combined served over 19 million passengers throughout 2019.

ACI Asia-Pacific comprises 117 members, which operate 604 airports in 49 countries across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Adani Enterprises was awarded concessionaire status in 2019 under a public-private partnership agreement.