The international division of Aena Aeropuertos has won a 30-year concession to run six airports in northeast Brazil, with a bid of BRL1.9 billion (USD498.1 million).
The majority state-owned Spanish operator said on 15 March that the move represents its biggest-ever international project, and it is “the first in which Aena will participate directly and with 100% control of the six airports”.
Aena expects the acquisition process to be finalised by August, before the concession begins in the fourth quarter of 2019.
The six airports (Aracajú, Campina Grande, João Pessoa, Juazeiro do Norte, Maceió, and Recife) account for 6.5% of total Brazilian air traffic.
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