Events 28.11.2018

VINCI Airports wins “Deal of Quarter Century” award at GAD World 2018

VINCI Airports was voted the “Deal of Quarter Century” in recognition of its acquisition of 10 Portuguese airports (ANA) in 2013 at the 25th GAD World event held in Hamburg from 26 to 29 November 2018.

A competition aimed at showcasing the airport investments that have revolutionized the sector over the past 25 years was organized to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the event. Competing against VINCI Airports were some serious contenders, including Spain’s Ferrovial (London Heathrow), Italy’s Atlantia (Rome) and India’s GMR (New Delhi). Each competitor was given four minutes to present their transaction.

The jury, together with all the participants invited to vote, agreed that the ANA acquisition represented a game changer for Portugal, ANA and VINCI Airports, which was able to capitalize on this development to become, in just a few years, the world’s leading private operator of airport facilities, with a network of 44 airports in 11 countries and handling 190 million passengers a year.

Considered to be the largest international event in the airport sector, GAD World brings together almost 500 decision-makers (governments, airlines, investors, etc.) annually.