All about the transfer of expertise in managing and developing airports for international projects.
Flughafen Zürich AG is involved in 9 airports in five countries in addition to Zurich Airport. It concentrates on projects in the Latin American, European and Asian markets and has a regional representative office in Latin America.
In 2019, as part of a 40-year concession, Flughafen Zürich AG obtained the mandate for the construction and operation of the new Noida International Airport. The new airport is around 80 kilometres south of Delhi and will play a crucial role in handling the anticipated growth in air traffic to the capital region.
The investment associated with the initial development phase amounts to around CHF 650 million for the construction period of around four years. Once the initial construction phase is commissioned, the new airport will have capacity for 12 million passengers a year. Flughafen Zürich AG currently owns 100% of the operating company.
In November 2013, a consortium comprising Brazilian company Companhia de Concessões Rodoviárias (CCR) and Flughafen Zürich AG was awarded the contract for a 30-year concession for the expansion and operation of the international airport Tancredo Neves (CNF) in Belo Horizonte, which serves Brazil's third-largest metropolitan area with around 5.5 million inhabitants. Flughafen Zürich AG has a comprehensive service contract with Belo Horizonte Airport (BH) and provides support with commercial and operational aspects. Its role is that of Chief Operations Officer.
In March 2017, Flughafen Zürich AG won the concession for the expansion and operation of Hercílio Luz (FLN) international airport in Florianópolis in southern Brazil. This is the first airport project to be wholly owned by Flughafen Zürich AG. The concession is valid until 2047.
In March 2019, the Brazilian portfolio was expanded with the concession for both Vitória (VIX) and Macaé (MAE) airports. These airport projects are also wholly owned by Flughafen Zürich AG.
Through subsidiary Aport S.A. in Santiago de Chile, Flughafen Zürich AG indirectly holds the concessions for the two regional airports Antofagasta (ANF) and Iquique (IQQ) in northern Chile. The concession for Iquique has an expected duration of 18 years to a maximum of 25 years. The Antofagasta concession runs until 2025. Flughafen Zürich AG holds a 100% stake in Aport S.A. and in Aport Operaciones. The latter is the operating arm of Flughafen Zürich AG in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Since 2009, through Aport S.A., Zurich Airport has indirectly held a minority stake (9.7%) in Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP), the concessionaire of the airport in Curaçao (CUR), and acts as Chief Operations Officer. Experts at Flughafen Zürich AG and Aport Operaciones S.A. support CAP in various fields, such as flight operations, commerce and infrastructure development.
Through a comprehensive service contract, Aport Operaciones supports the concessionaire of El Dorado airport in Bogotá (BOG) in all operational and technical matters. Under the service contract, Aport Operaciones assumes the role of Chief Operations Officer for the airport and a further six management positions.