The Airports Authority of India (Ground Handling Services) Second Amendment, Regulations, 2020

Mar 11, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Industry Specific Compliance

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) on March 06, 2020, notifies the Airports Authority of India (Ground Handling Services) Second Amendment, Regulations, 2020 to further amend the Airports Authority of India (Ground Handling Services) Regulations, 2018.

The amendments are made in Regulation 3(2) and (3) of the Airports Authority of India (Ground Handling Services) Regulation, 2018, related to “Ground handling services at airports”, provisos have been inserted as follows:

 Regulation 3(2):-

A foreign airline may undertake self-handling in respect of passenger and baggage handling activities excluding security functions at the airport terminals restricted to the passenger check-in at pre security hold area, at all the airports except civil enclaves. Provided that the full self-handling, including security functions, shall be allowed to be undertaken by the designated airline of a country having a bilateral Air Transport Agreement or Air Services Agreement with India containing a clause permitting self-handling by the designated airlines, at any airport in India available to such airline(s) as a point of call under the bilateral Agreement, except at civil enclaves of defence airports, subject to the condition of compliance with additional security measures as may be made by the Ministry of Civil Aviation from time to time and implemented under oversight of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.

 Regulation 3(3):

At the cargo terminal except civil enclave, all cargo aircraft operator may undertake self handling excluding security functions, provided that the security functions may also be undertaken by the designated cargo airline(s) of a country having a bilateral Air Transport Agreement or Air Services Agreement with India containing a clause permitting self-handling by the designated airlines, subject to the condition of compliance with additional security measures as may be made by the Ministry of Civil Aviation from time to time and implemented under oversight of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.

These Regulations shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette that is March 06, 2020.

[Notification No. AAI/OPS/707/GHR]


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