Title: Airport Privatization and Economic Regulation: An Indian Experience

Language: English

Type: Document

Nature: Report

Published: January 1, 2015

Region: South Asia

Country: India

Sector: Transportation

Keywords: Knowledge Lab, Transport, Airport

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Document Summary:

The report analyze the airport privatization in India. 

Document Details:

Airports are designed and developed to support and provide infrastructure facilities to airlines. Since many decades, the airports remained as natural and public monopolies with large economies of scale. Only recently and after the corporatization and privatization, airports come under economic regulation. Particularly, during last few decades the nature of the airport industry has undergone a drastic change. The business and commercial objective with profit/ revenue maximization in a corporate frame work have been adopted by almost all airports worldwide including Indian airports in particular. Regulating the profit maximization objective and increasing the efficiency, various effective regulation and different types of privatization have been dynamically encouraged by public authority with the informed and planned aim of increasing social welfare. Thus majority of privatized airports come under economic regulation with the objective of improving efficiency and augmenting social welfare during recent decades.

Updated: April 12, 2022