Yamuna International Airport (YIAPL) has achieved financial closure for Noida International Airport development. The financing agreements have been signed with the State Bank of India (SBI) and Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL), the Government of Uttar Pradesh’s nodal agency for the project.

YIAPL has raised ₹3,725 crore in debt from SBI to be repaid over a period of 20 year with one-year moratorium post completion of the project. This is said to be one of the largest financings in an Indian greenfield airport.

The project is being funded on a debt-to-equity ratio of 65:35. Zurich Airport International AG is the main shareholder of YIAPL and is injecting ₹2,005 crore as equity into the development of Noida International Airport.

Christoph Schnellmann, chief executive officer, Yamuna International Airport Private Limited said:

“We are delighted to have signed the financing agreements with SBI and NIAL to develop Noida International Airport. This marks the financial close for the project, and we now eagerly look forward to the development of the airport in close collaboration with our partners including NIAL and SBI. This partnership will boost economic growth and employment in the state of Uttar Pradesh and will bolster Indian aviation’s growth story”.

Arun Vir Singh, chief executive officer, Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL) commented:

“We are pleased to see the achievement of financial close, a crucial milestone for the project. This will enable the team to focus on construction works for the airport development. We are all eagerly waiting to build India’s leading airport which will boast quality, efficiency, technology, and sustainability. We are very excited and all set to move ahead with a vision to co-create world-class aviation infrastructure”.