No Unsafe Airports in India

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri K.C. Venugopal informed the Lok Sabha that there is no aerodrome which can be termed as unsafe. Information on facilities available at aerodromes is published through Aeronautical Information Publication for use by airline operators.

This includes the information on non-compliance on applicable standards.

The aircraft operations are carried out by the aircraft operators after assessing the availability of facilities and their suitability for the type of aircraft including operational mitigation measures.

Certain operational mitigation measures may be required in case of aerodromes which are surrounded by terrain and have physical constraints.

Airports Authority of India (AAI) airports like Sholapur, Kota, Rajkot, Patna, Malda, Jhansi, Akola, Juhu, Mysore and Kamalpur are constrained for upgradation for operations of wide-bodied aircrafts due to non-availability of land and further urbanisation and existence of city infrastructure around the airports.

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