Adani Enterprises won the bidding for five airports including Thiruvananthapuram International Airport in February 2019 following a tender by AAI.

State-run Kerala Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) was also associated in the bidding process but lost to Adani.

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The Adani Group formally took over control operations and management of the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport on Thursday, October 14, 2021.

The formal transfer of the airport to Adani Thiruvananthapuram International Airport Ltd (ATIAL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Enterprises Ltd, occurred at 12 am-midnight on Thursday.

The ceremony was attended by Adani Airport Chief Officer, Madhusoodana Rao, Airport Authority, and Adani Airport Officials. Rajesh Jha of the Adani Vizhinjam Port was also present.

Under the agreement with the Airports Authority of India (AAI), ATIAL will operate the airport for the next 50 years.

A senior official of Adani Enterprises said infrastructure development and adding more flights to the airport will be ATIAL’s priorities.

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It is to be recalled the takeover was resented by the Kerala airport AAI employees’ union which had moved court against the privatization of the airport.

The state government and AAI workers union had moved the Supreme Court against the move after Kerala High Court dismissed the plea opposing the shift. The petitions are yet to be taken by the apex court.

Last year, Kerala Assembly had passed a resolution against the transfer demanding that the central government transfer it to a special purpose vehicle run by the state government.

Adani Group also manages the Vizhinjam International seaport in

The Adani Group also manages the Vizhinjam International seaport in the Thiruvananthapuram district.

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Adani Enterprises won the bidding for five airports including Thiruvananthapuram International Airport in February 2019 following a tender by AAI. State-run Kerala Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) also participated in the bidding process but lost to Adani.

The AAI issued the Letter of Award to Adani Enterprises on August 19, 2020, after Union Cabinet’s approval. The Group quoted a per traveler fee of Rs 168 payable to AAI against Rs 135 by KSIDC.

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