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  • Friday, March 17th 2017 - 07:26 UTC

    Brazil awards European groups 30 year concession of four airports

    “We have won back international credibility,” Temer said on Twitter, celebrating “success in the airport auction.”

    Brazil awarded three European groups on Thursday the rights to operate four airports, drawing nearly double the minimum bids at an auction that underscored investors' appetite for a new wave of privatizations under President Michel Temer. German airport operator Fraport AG, French group Vinci SA and Zurich Airport bid a combined 1.46 billion reais (US$470 million) for the rights to run airports in Porto Alegre, Salvador, Fortaleza and Florianopolis.

  • Wednesday, May 21st 2014 - 07:15 UTC

    Rousseff ‘guarantees’ Brazil’s airports will be prepared to welcome World Cup visitors

    “We are going to welcome everyone extremely well, and Brazilians will be able to be proud of the Brazil we are building”

    President Dilma Rousseff has “guaranteed” Brazil's airports will be prepared to welcome visitors for the World Cup, which starts on June 12 in São Paulo. Rousseff made the comments on her weekly ''Breakfast with the President'' national radio program following criticism that a number of airports which were promised to be completed for the key football tournament remain unfinished.

  • Tuesday, April 8th 2014 - 18:17 UTC

    Airport chaos anticipated for Brazil's World Cup as terminals remain unfinished

    A temporary canvas terminal will be used instead of a planned airport expansion to receive fans in Fortaleza

    As if problems with the delayed stadiums was not enough, and with less than 10 weeks until the start of the World Cup, work on crucial new airport terminals has fallen behind in most of the dozen Brazilian host cities, heightening the risk of overcrowding and confusion during the tournament.

  • Thursday, November 21st 2013 - 15:14 UTC

    Brazil auctions Rio and Belo Horizonte airports; five international consortia registered

    Galeao currently handles 17.5 million passengers annually and is projected to receive 60 million in 2038

    Airports in Rio and Belo Horizonte, two host cities of the 2014 World Cup, are to be privatized at an auction this week, Brazilian civil aviation authorities said this week. Press reports said five consortia, each with at least one foreign partner, are to take part in Friday's auction at the Sao Paulo stock exchange.

  • Monday, September 23rd 2013 - 16:29 UTC

    Brazilian media warns that upgrading or airports is way behind schedule

    Porto Alegre and Curitiba in the south are some of the worst cases

    Delays are plaguing work at airports in seven of the 12 Brazilian cities that will host the World Cup nine months from now, the daily O Globo reported Sunday. Citing a survey by Infraero, the federal airports agency, the paper said the worst delay was in the southern city of Porto Alegre, where work on expanding terminal at a cost of 69 million dollars has not even begun.

  • Thursday, August 1st 2013 - 03:50 UTC

    Brazilian airport workers on strike but “only 15% of flights cancelled or delayed”

    Ahead of 2014 and 2016 world events Brazil has invited the private sector to invest in the congested overcrowded airports

    Thousands of Brazilian airport workers went on strike on Wednesday to demand higher wages, although contingency plans kept flights running on time, according to state airport agency Infraero. The workers' union is pressing for a roughly 16% salary bump along with improved benefits such as childcare.