Vinci Airports took over Brazil’s Manaus airport this week on 12 January under a 30-year concession contract awarded by Infraero, a Brazilian public airport infrastructure company, in April 2021.
Six other airports in the region – Porto Velho, Rio Branco, Boa Vista, Cruzeiro do Sul, Tabatinga and Tefé – will join Vinci Airports’ portfolio in February this year. In total, these seven airports welcomed 4.7 million passengers in 2019.
Manaus is Brazil’s third cargo airport, serving the economic and social development of the Amazon. Vinci will work to develop the cargo activity of the airport.
Vinci aims to reduce the CO2 emissions of airports, including with a new solar farm, and improve water and waste management. A forest carbon sink programme will sequester residual CO2 emissions and help protects Amazon rainforest and biodiversity.
With the integration of Manaus and the six other airports in the region, Vinci Airports will operate 53 airports around the world, including eight in Brazil, making Vinci the top international airport concessionaire there. Vinci employs nearly 500 people in the country.