VINCI Airports has been awarded a 30-year concession contract by Brazilian aviation authority ANAC for the operation of seven airports in northern Brazil: Manaus, Porto Velho, Rio Branco, Boa Vista, Cruzeiro do Sul, Tabatinga and Tefé.
In addition to ensuring the operations, maintenance and modernization of terminals and runways, VINCI Airports will transform these airports into eco-efficient infrastructures by introducing a net-zero emissions goal, setting up photovoltaic farms, undertaking waste and water management, establishing biodiversity laboratories and initiating carbon sink projects with local NGOs.
To do this, VINCI Airports will build on the successful environmental policy it has been implementing since 2018 at Salvador Bahia Airport in northeast Brazil.
VINCI Airports also intends to support Brazil’s post-pandemic economic recovery by developing the passenger traffic and cargo activity at Manaus, the third largest cargo airport in Brazil, which plays a key role in the country’s economy, particularly the high-growth electronics industry.
“Our roadmap is clear: green airports for green growth. In this remote region where air transport is essential, VINCI Airports will make these airports more resilient and eco-efficient, in order to sustain economic recovery in Brazil while preserving the planet. We are eager to start operations, together with Brazilian authorities and local communities,” said Nicolas Notebaert, CEO of VINCI Concessions and president of VINCI Airports.