Published on : Saturday, February 8, 2014
In a bid to tap growing airline traffic as construction markets in France and central Europe struggle to expand, Europe’s construction giant Vinci SA is seeking airport concessions in a number of countries, including Peru, Chile and Greece.“We want to develop Vinci Airports to capture the dynamism of the global airline traffic, which is growing faster that GDP everywhere in the world and should double by 2030,” Vinci Chief Executive Officer Xavier Huillard said Thursday at a press conference in Paris.
The company is also interested in construction markets in Africa. “We want to expand faster outside of Europe,” he was quoted as saying on Businessweek.com.The company is bidding to build and operate Cusco’s new airport in Peru, and to manage the expansion of Santiago de Chile’s airport, the CEO said.It’s also interested in airports in Asia and regional platforms in countries such as Greece and Brazil, and in motorway concessions in Colombia, he said.
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