Brazil mulls offering more airports to private sector

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The international airports of Espírito Santo state capital Vitória and Ceará state capital Fortaleza are thought to be next up on Brazil's list of airports to be offered to the private sector.

President Dilma Rousseff was last week scheduled to approve plans to operate the airports under the public-private partnership model, local paper Valor Econômico reported.

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An official annoucement has not yet been made.

This month, however, Rousseff did confirm the government's plan to offer concessions to run airports in the capital cities of Salvador (Bahia state), Florianópolis (Santa Catarina), and Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul).

Salvador international airport, Bahia (CREDIT: Infraero).

Five airports in Brazil are currently run by the private sector: Guarulhos and Viracopos in São Paulo state, Galeão in Rio Janeiro, Confins in Minas Gerais, Brasília in the capital, and São Gonçalo do Amarante in Rio Grande do Norte.