The aviation ministry has asked Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) to review stay charges levied on business jets parked at Mumbai airport during the lockdown after complaints by nonscheduled operators (NSOPs) that they were too high. MIAL, however, has not acted on suggestions made by the ministry.
MIAL CEO Rajiv Jain has been asked to “to kindly look into the issue of levy of stay charges by MIAL as raised by BAOA (Business Aircraft Operators Association) and other NSOP operators, and to find a solution to ameliorate their hardship,” according to the aviation ministry’s late July letter, which ET has seen.
The rules allow Mumbai airport to levy stay charges on business jets parked for more than 48 hours. These are 30-40 times higher than regular parking rates – the longer the stay, the higher the slab.