Aena wins Brazil concession

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Through its subsidiary Aena Desarrollo Internacional, Aena has been awarded the concession for the Northeast Brazil airport group of six airports.

The concession is for 30 years, with the possibility of a further five. The airports included are: Juazeiro do Norte – Orlando Bezerra de Menezes; Recife/Guararapes – Gilberto Freyre; Joao Pessoa – Presidente Castro Pinto; Campina Grande – Presidente Joao Suassuna; Aracaju – Santa Maria; and Maceió – Zumbi dos Palmares.

The group of airports served more than 13.8 million passengers in 2019, accounting for 6.5% of total Brazilian traffic.

In the first quarter of 2020, following the administrative procedures required to formalize the concession and the transition period envisaged in the bidding documents, management of the airports will be transferred to the concession company set up for this purpose, which will be entirely owned by Aena Desarrollo Internacional.


Aena’s head of security, José Luis Nieto, will be at this year’s Passenger Terminal CONFERENCE to discuss future challenges in aviation security as part of the Aviation Security, Border Control & Facilitation stream. The full conference program can be found here

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Tara has worked for UKi Media & Events since 2013, initially as a freelancer. She has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a range of publications, including Personnel Today, Management Today and The Grocer.

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