The Parliament was on Thursday informed that the government owes cash-strapped Air India Rs 1,000.62 crore. There is an outstanding amount of Rs 1,000.62 crore receivable by Air India Limited for Special Extra Section Flight (SESF) flights from the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Home Affairs, said Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha in response to a question.
"Regular follow-ups for the same are made by Air India and the Ministry of Civil Aviation and normally such dues are cleared from time to time," he said.
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SESF with B747-400 aircraft for the president, vice president and the prime minister are operated by Air India.
The costs on account of these flights are reimbursed to Air India by the respective ministries.