Association of Private Airport Operators (APAO) is an apex Industry Association of the Major Private Airports in India. It was founded in 2009 in recognition of the need for a coherent, cohesive, consistent voice for all the privatised major airports in India. APAO is a non-profit organisation registered under the Societies Act, 1860 to represent the interests of member airport operators with the prime objective of promoting the growth and development of the privatised major airports to truly world class standards.


Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (KIAB) on  10th August 2016 handled one million Aircraft Movements (ATMs) since it began operations in May 2008.

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) was awarded the ‘special outstanding memento’ for the Best Maintained Landscape/Garden by The Mysore Horticultural Society on the occasion of Independence day celebrations.

Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has acquired a full-fledged aircraft recovery module complementing the Dedicated Disabled Aircraft Recovery Team (DART), to enable the airport to effect timely removal of disabled aircraft and keep the runway closure to the minimum.

Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) wins Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) Award for  ‘Best Non-Metro Airport’. 

Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL) wins CII National Excellence Practice Competition – 2016.

Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL) wins  Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) Award for Airport / Airline offering best facilities for sick, elderly, physically challenged, etc.

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) organized a one day workshop on the ‘Roadmap for development of Perishables Ecosystem at RGIA’ on 30th August, 2016.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) voted the “Best Metro Airport” at the Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) Awards.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) organized a motivational talk for the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). The talk was given by the cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, to lift the spirits of the CISF troops, who work tirelessly to ensure the safety and security of the thousands of passengers transiting through Mumbai airport on a daily basis.

The Airport Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) unit at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) organized a Mutual Aid Training Programme for the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) in order to enhance the local utility in handling off-airport accidents and to develop capacity to assist at on-airport accidents. The training was conducted, between 11th  July to 2nd of August, 2016. 

Updated: 9th September 2016