TAV Airports to take over Almaty International airport in Jan-2020; wants to establish ‘a large aviation hub’ in Kazakhstan’s historic capital

TAV Airports Holdings is one of the world’s larger airport operators with its geographical scope stretching beyond its home country of Turkey, to locations in…..

Has Africa’s goal to grow got its biggest backing yet? Qatar Airways plans majority stake in Kigali’s under-construction Bugesera International airport

Africa holds a lot of promise for air travel. Qatar Airways certain believes so and has signed an agreement with Rwanda’s Government to acquire a…..

New York Port Authority could take a bet on takeover of Atlantic City International airport

A consulting firm is evaluating the pros and cons of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) taking over the Atlantic City…..

French government opts to extend Nantes runway, however the net operational length will decrease due to concerns over noise pollution

The recently appointed French Secretary of State for Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, has presented details for the new development plans for Nantes Atlantique airport, representing investment…..

St Louis’ concession bids and what they say about trends in airport privatisation

The delayed lease procedure for St Louis Lambert International airport (SLLIA) has moved to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) stage and has, perhaps surprisingly, elicited…..

The sale of another almost third of Athens International airport is confirmed and it has attracted some interesting new (and old) investors

The sale of an additional 30% of Athens International airport, which is held by the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF), is making progress after…..

Stick or Twist? One of Indonesia’s state airport operators wants to develop airports in Africa, but could well do better by remaining focused on its home market

Angkasa Pura II (AP II), one of the two (with Angkasa Pura I) state-owned airport operators in Indonesia, has said it will target African countries…..

New York Port Authority draws up strategic plan for Stewart Airport that involves the private sector

You can tell an airport owner/operator is thinking big about its baby when it calls in international big hitters such as France’s Groupe ADP to…..

Mexican airport group may hit a jam in Jamaica – GAP takes over in Kingston while also operating Montego Bay’s airport

Mexico’s Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP), one of three major private sector airport operators in that country, and the second most prolific investor abroad after…..

Sixth and seventh rounds of Brazilian airport concessions to total 41 airports with two ‘anchors’

Brazil’s Ministry of Infrastructure has announced that the country’s sixth and seventh round of concessions will include 41 airports in total. Curitiba Afonso Pena Airport…..

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…..