Aena has been awarded the concession of 11 airports in Brazil through its subsidiary Aena Desarrollo Internacional, following a public auction.

The sites are located in four states (São Paulo, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais and Pará) and the contract spans a period of 30 years, with the possibility of an additional five years.

Major hubs

The largest airport, Congonhas Airport, is the second busiest in terms of passenger traffic in Brazil.

Commenting on the expansion, which is the most significant that Aena has carried out internationally, the AENA chairman and CEO, Maurici Lucena, said: “The company’s priority is always to create value for its public and private shareholders and employees,” adding that “despite the hard times we have been through due to Covid-19, we are convinced that Aena’s internationalisation is a guarantee for the future of the company.”

In 2019, the group of 11 airports recorded a total of 26.8 million passengers, which is 12 per cent of the country’s air traffic in that fiscal year. Congonhas-São Paulo Airport is the busiest with 22.8 million passengers.

Concession airports

–    Congonhas Airport – São Paulo/SP – 22.8 million passengers

–    Campo Grande Airport – Campo Grande/MS – 1.5 million passengers

–    Ten. Cel. Aviador César Bombonato Airport – Uberlândia/MG – 1.15 million passengers

–    Maestro Wilson Fonseca Airport – Santarém/PA – 480,000 passengers

–    João Corrêa da Rocha Airport – Marabá/PA – 270,000 passengers

–    Mário Ribeiro Airport – Montes Claros/MG – 230,000 passengers

–    Carajás Airport – Parauapebas/PA – 140,000 passengers

–    Altamira Airport – Altamira/PA – 100,000 passengers

–    Mario de Almeida Franco Airport – Uberaba/MG – 80,000 passengers

–    Corumbá Airport – Corumbá/MS – 30,000 passengers

–    Ponta Porã International Airport – Ponta Porã/MS – (no travellers reported in 2019)

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