Since India has 136 airports, of which 128 are owned by Airports Authority of India (AAI). Airports Authority of India (AAI) is upgrading and modernising 35 non-metro airports in the country at an estimated cost of around 1 billion USD, as well as modernizing Chennai and Kolkata airports. Five international airport projects have been undertaken through the public-private partnership (PPP) mode—the development of Cochin, Hyderabad and Bengaluru international airports and the modernization of Delhi and Mumbai international airports. Domestic passenger traffic is estimated to reach 150–180 million by 2020, while international passenger traffic is expected to grow to around 50 million by 2015.
With the Summit's theme being “Connecting India to the World” Noppen hosted the second edition of India Airport Expansion Summit on June 21st &22nd in New Delhi in partnership with the Airports Authority Of India.