August 19, 2022 |
Spanish airport operator Aena took the biggest prize at an airport concessions auction in Brazil on Thursday, winning a 30-year contract to operate Congonhas in São Paulo and 10 smaller airports for BRL2.45 billion ($474 million).
Aena offered a 231% premium over the asking price even though it was the only bidder for the lot, according to the infrastructure ministry. It also pledged to invest BRL5.8 billion in Congonhas and the other airports, the ministry said in a statement.
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Spanish airport operator Aena offers a 230% premium to take a 30-year contract for the airport in São Paulo