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Unique News Flash No. 23 - Unique (Flughafen Zürich AG) achieves 20 year management contract on the Caribbean island of Isla de Margarita (Venezuela)

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Zurich airport, 4th October 2004 - Following a successful 6 month due diligence, the consortium of Unique (Flughafen Zürich AG) and the Chilean Géstion e Ingeneria IDC S.A. was appointed to manage and operate the international airport on Isla de Margarita (Venezuela) on the basis of a management contract with the government of the province of Nueva Esparta. Unique holds 49.5% of the consortium.
During the past 6 months, the consortium completed a master plan, an airport marketing strategy, measures to boost tourism on the holiday island, business plans, safety & security concepts and a comprehensive operation manual for the airport. This is the first time, the Venezuelan government has handed over the management of a centrally important airport to a foreign company by management contract, which is part of a strategic alliance with the government of Nueva Esparta to develop the holiday island. Isla de Margarita is a duty free area. In a first phase, the efforts of the consortium will focus on the modernisation and face lifting of the passenger terminals and an active island marketing. The airport on Isla de Margarita is the second largest airport of Venezuela, currently accounting for 1.3 million passengers and 40’000 flights per year.

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