Air India and private airline SpiceJet owe Rs 2,350 crore and Rs 185 crore respectively to the Airports Authority of India (AAI), the government said in parliament on Monday.
The dues as of September 2021 figures, was mentioned by Secretary of State for Civil Aviation VK Singh in a written response to a question in Rajya Sabha.
Some airlines have failed to clear their rights, Mr Singh said in his reply.
The minister said the outstanding dues of Air India, Alliance Air, SpiceJet and Go Air (now called Go First) until September 2021 were Rs 2,350 crore, Rs 109 crore, Rs 185 crore and Rs 56 crore, respectively.
The AAI regularly contacts the airlines for dues refunds under its credit policy, he said.
Charging penalty interest, collecting deposits and taking legal action were other measures that the AAI could take to carry out the collection of the contribution, the minister noted.
The AAI owns 125 airports across the country. Airlines regularly have to pay various fees, such as landing fees and parking fees, to the AAI to allow planes to fly from its airports.