The Government of India constituted the International Airports Authority of India (IAAI) in 1972 to
manage the nation's international airports while the National Airports Authority (NAA) was
constituted in 1986 to look after domestic airports The organisations were merged in April 1995 by
an Act of Parliament, namely, the Airports Authority of India Act, 1994 and has been constituted as
a Statutory Body and was named as Airports Authority of India (AAI).
The Airports Authority of India or AAI under the Ministry of Civil Aviation is responsible for
creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in India. It provides
Air traffic management (ATM) services over Indian airspace and adjoining oceanic areas.