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Brazil prepares next concession package

21 March 2019

The Brazilian government intends to sell concessions for 22 airports, after a successful opening auction for 12 others.

The newest batch will be split into three regional blocks with an auction process to begin in the second half of 2020, the infrastructure ministry announced on 18 March. The concessions will include airports serving Manaus and Curitiba (respectively the seventh and eighth most populous city in Brazil), and the tourist attraction of Foz do Iguaçu.

The statement came three days after the Brazilian government sold concessions for 12 airports. The international arm of Spanish operator Aena Aeropuertos is paying the government BRL1.9 billion (USD502 million) to operate six airports in northeast Brazil while the South American subsidiary of Flughafen Zürich holds a BRL437 million concession for two in the southeast.

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