Aviation DGCA will only issue licences, but control of ATCOs will remain with us, says AAI boss Updated : July 30, 2018 02:30 PM IST The Airports Authority of India (AAI) operates 129 airports across the country and to deal with traffic explosion, it has lined up a large capex plan. Airlines may need to pay a premium for peak hour flights even as more AAI airports begin functioning round the clock to cut congestion at peak hours. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.