Airport privatisation spat in Moldova highlights why western investors are shying away from Eastern Europe

Moldova is a place that rarely makes headlines for positive reasons. The landlocked country between Romania and Ukraine has the poorest economy in Europe in…..

Floating the privatisation process – Kitakyushu airport deemed ‘appropriate’ for privatisation

Almost lost in the welter of airport privatisation activity in Japan during the last three years, Kitakyushu, one of the first airports identified for the…..

US act on airport passenger facility charges could pave the way to faster airport modernisation

US Congressmen Thomas Massie (Republican, Kentucky) Earl Blumenauer (Democrat, Oregon) have introduced an unusual bipartisan legislation – the HR 3791 Investing in America: Rebuilding America’s…..

Indian companies are poised to pounce on the opportunity to develop and operate Delhi’s new airport, but it could ultimately be a bridge too far

Noida International Airport Limited has reported representatives of 15 companies attended a briefing session for its tender for the development and operation of the Jewar…..

Glasgow Prestwick airport is set to go back on the market, but what interest is there today for what was once Scotland’s primary air gateway?

Now, almost six years after the Government took back control of Glasgow Prestwick airport, it will invite expressions of interest for the sale of the…..

Airlines investing in airports – a rare breed, but there’s actually more than you’d think

There has been a lot of talk recently about airlines investing in airports. Is it a new trend? Is it even manageable? Well, the CAPA…..

New AENA Internacional subsidiary will manage AENA’s Brazilian airport concessions – its first transaction for several years

Spain’s Ministry of Public Works, which oversees transportation and infrastructure companies, has approved AENA’s plan to create a subsidiary called Aeroportos do Nordeste do Brasil…..

Colombia to emulate Brazil with a ‘block concession’ procedure for Cali and four other airports

Colombia is reported to be planning to launch a block concession process for Cali Alfonso Bonilla Aragon airport which also includes the smaller Buenaventura, Armenia…..

MAG confirms Sofia Airport concession bid – the Chinese connection seems most important to it

Manchester Airport Group (MAG) has confirmed it has lodged a bid to operate Sofia airport for the next 35 years in partnership with Beijing Construction…..

An Indonesian airline and airport marriage? Garuda and airport operators Angkasa Pura I and II could be integrated into single aviation holding company

Indonesia’s Minister of State Owned Enterprises Rini Soemarno revealed recently that the ministry is considering integrating the airline Garuda Indonesia, and airport operators Angkasa Pura…..

The Philippines permits a ‘Swiss Challenge’ bid process for the New Manila airport project

The Philippines’ Department of Transportation (DOTr) will launch the ‘Swiss challenge’ bidding process for the PHP735 billion (USD14 billion) New Manila International airport project in…..