22 airports ready for regional operations, says AAI chairman

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New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is mulling over connecting about 22 airports under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) in the first phase. AAI chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra said he hopes to make airfares affordable to encourage flying among the masses. He also said another 30 airports can be made ready for operations under the scheme by making “some investments”. He also said the AAI would spend Rs 17,500 crore as capital expenditure over a period till 2019-20. The money would also be spent on building airport terminals and expanding runways at many existing airports. The AAI is also planning to build 50 no-frills airports across the country.

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