Yamuna International Airport Pvt Ltd (YIAPL) secures financing from State Bank of India (SBI) for the development of Noida International Airport (NIA)
Yamuna International Airport Pvt Ltd (YIAPL) received the final credit sanction for INR 3725 crore from the State Bank of India (SBI) for the development of Noida International Airport (NIA). The funding is a crucial milestone for the project as it validates the financial viability of the project while also outlining the next steps for the establishment of the Noida International Airport.
Mr. Christoph Schnellmann, Chief Executive Officer, Yamuna International Airport Private Limited said, “We are extremely delighted to partner with the State Bank of India, the country’s largest bank, for financing the development of the Noida International Airport. The entire loan of INR 3725 crore has been underwritten by SBI on a door-to-door loan tenor of 20 years. We look forward to working closely with SBI to develop NIA as a world class airport in India. The project will not only boost the Indian economy but will also help in employment generation in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi NCR region”.
The airport is being developed in close partnership with Government of Uttar Pradesh and Government of India. UP government’s continued support towards the project has been vital in the process so far. YIAPL now looks forward to the conclusion of UP government’s resettlement and rehabilitation process and the start of construction of the airport. This partnership will bring progress to the State of Uttar Pradesh and will bolster the Indian aviation’s growth story.
Zurich Airport International AG (ZAIA), a fully owned subsidiary of Flughafen Zurich AG, is the main shareholder of YIAPL and is injecting INR 2005 crore into the development of NIA. With this significant foreign direct investment, ZAIA consolidates its role as a leading global airport operator with experience in three continents, benchmarked quality and innovations and successful global projects. The investment substantiates ZAIA’s strong belief in India’s growth story, and its commitment to invest and support India’s national agenda through infrastructural development and job creation.
Zurich Airport International AG
Zurich Airport International AG, a 100% subsidiary of Flughafen Zurich AG – a listed company that operates Zurich Airport as a diversified business and licensee of the Swiss Confederation. The company has a workforce of over 1,500 employees.
Zurich Airport is Switzerland’s gateway to the world. Over 31 million people arrived at, transferred via or departed from the airport in 2019, making it not only the region’s most important transport hub, but also the leading meeting place. With around 280 companies employing almost 27,000 people, Zurich Airport is a key economic driver for the region.
Yamuna International Airport Private LimitedYIAPL is a 100% subsidiary of Zurich Airport International AG, which has been incorporated as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to develop the greenfield Noida International Airport. The Government of Uttar Pradesh has signed the concession agreement with Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), to develop Noida International Airport (NIA) at Jewar. The company is responsible for implementing the Public-Private Partnership project together with the Government of Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi Okhla Industrial Development Authority and Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority.