Mumbai Airport asks Air India to vacate land, including four staff colonies

The colonies house 1,600 families; notice served on March 11, barely a month after airline's handover to Tata Sons

Mumbai airport

Mumbai airport

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
The Adani-group owned Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) has issued a notice to Air India asking it to surrender land that is not core to its operations. This includes the airline’s four staff colonies which house 1,600 families.

The notice was served on March 11, barely a month after the airline’s handover to Tata Sons. It asks Air India to review its utilisation of airport land, enter into licence agreements on an arms’ length basis with its former ground handling and engineering subsidiaries and surrender balance land and space to MIAL.

MIAL has given the airline 45 days notice to comply with these actions. It said in case of non compliance it will have no option but restrain the airline

First Published: Apr 18 2022 | 7:38 PM IST

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