Business Standard - Deepak Patel

Navi Mumbai airport’s construction is facing delays, and is likely to commence commercial operations in 2025 instead of 2024, aviation consultancy firm CAPA has said in a report.

When asked about this matter, The Adani Group told Business Standard that the Navi Mumbai airport project is “being executed as per scheduled implementation plan and will be operational by the original target date of December, 2024, without any delay”.

Navi Mumbai International Airport Limited (NMIAL), responsible for both the construction and operation of the airport, is a subsidiary of the Adani Group. Earlier this year, the Adani Group, in an investor presentation, had stated that the airport is on track to start commercial operations by December 2024.

CAPA’s report stated, “Given the pre-pandemic growth rates above 7.5 per cent, the Mumbai airport is likely to reach design capacity limits within the next three to four years."

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