Prime contractor services and design 22.03.2019

Brazil: Salvador Bahia airport works financing awarded as Latin American Airport deal of the year

The financing of Salvador Bahia airport modernization and expansion works with Banco do Nordeste was awarded as Latin American Airport deal of the year by IJGlobal Magazine, an international infrastructure journal and project finance magazine, on the 14th of March in New York.

Signed in June 2018, the agreement between VINCI Airports and Banco do Nordeste (BNB) for the financing of Salvador Bahia airport’s expansion and modernization project has been moving forward successfully, with a large number of improvements undertaken such as the expansion of the terminal, the construction of a new pier with 6 boarding bridges, a new embarkation area, the reform runways, investments in sustainability, amongst other interventions.

Salvador Bahia Airport now has all the environmental approvals needed for its operations, and rolls out a solid sustainable development policy in line with our global Air Pact strategy. Nearly a year after the official start of our concession, Salvador Bahia airport obtained, on the 4th of January 2019, the Level 1 certification of the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program, joining the ranks of other platforms of our global network, all engaged in this environmental program.

This award illustrates our ability to provide innovative solutions in the Brazilian market, but also emphasizes our expertise in airport construction and development as well as our commitment in terms of environmental responsibility.