Tata ties with Singapore's Changi Airport

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 21 February 2007, 06:00 Hrs
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Singapore: Tata Group has formed a strategic alliance with Singapore based Changi Airports International to modernize the airports in India.

In a statement Changi Airports said that they would announce the privatization programmes for both the airports, later in the year. The companies will establish a joint venture firm that would bid for the Chennai and Kolkata airports, which are being privatized by the Indian Government, reported a national English daily.

Chennai Airport handled 6.77 million passengers last year and is the third busiest airport in India. The Kolkata Airport is the country’s fifth busiest, with annual passenger traffic of 4.4 million, the Changi statement said.

Tata Group will have a 51 percent, while Changi Airports will hold 49 percent stake in the joint venture.

Changi Airports is wholly owned by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, which operates Singapore’s Changi Airport. Last month, Changi Airports announced it has acquired a 29 percent stake in Nanjing Lukou International Airport, the largest airport in China’s Jiangsu province, for 138 million US dollars.Elsewhere in China, the company is also providing consultancy services to the airports in Chengdu and Qingdao.

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