The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will develop an airport, 70 kms east of the Indo-Myanmar Border, near Mizoram. The airport that will be developed is Kalaymyo Airport which is operated by the Myanmar Government.
AAI has signed an agreement with India’s Ministry of External Affairs to begin preparations for the first phase of Kalaymyo Airport’s development.
The agreement was signed by Anil Gupta, Executive Director (Land Management & Business Development), Airports Authority of India and Ankan Banerjee, Director, BM, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India recently.
The airport is located around 70km east of the border of India’s Mizoram state and is located in the Sagaing Division in Myanmar.
Speaking on the occasion Gupta said AAI has developed more than 60 airports in India and wants to leverage its expertise to other countries on a bigger scale.
Under the International Civil Aviation Organizations’ theme of ‘No Country Left Behind’, AAI is reportedly targeting air navigation service providers and airport operators worldwide with a data gathering solution, reports International Airports Review.
India has plans of doubling the total number of its airports to 200 by 2032 to meet the growing passenger demand. Of the 100 new airports, 70 will be in areas that currently have no airports while the others will be second airports or expansions of existing airfields.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has predicted that by 2025, India will become the third largest market for aviation in the world, just after China and the USA.