Cape Verde: The government is looking for concessionaires for its airports

Cape Verde: The government is looking for concessionaires for its airports

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Cape Verde has attracted an increasing number of tourists over the past decade, offering compassion for true Africa and high-class Western-style hotels and resorts. Tourism has complemented established travel to and from the islands with former people, but it has not really helped the national airlines, which are facing increasing problems.

Just as tourism growth has leveled off, the deal will bring Icelandair to the center of its vast experience and speech, the Sixth Freedom Operations, to take over the operational management of Cape Verde Airlines with a new strategy, hub and call, using Cape Verde as an intercontinental hub.

Of course, this requires cooperation with airports and Cape Verde is not an island, islands are widespread and have different political and social needs.

If the capital is located on one island, the main shopping center (centuries) is on the other and two more islands make up the majority of tourism. Even the bulk of the police force comes from one island, and in another, the annual number of tourists exceeds hundreds of locals.

So strange that the government has chosen the moment to announce the end of the airport concessions and by the end of 2019. The concessionaire may provide useful funds that can be used for other purposes, but similarly they may have different ideas for the operation of ASA airports.

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In 2019, the Ryanair Group achieved the title of Europe's largest airline by Lufthansa Group, growing by 9.5% to 152 million passengers. The Lufthansa group slipped to second place with 145 million.

The following three groups - easyJet (97 million passengers, up 5.9%), Turkish Airlines (74 million, down 1.1%), Aeroflot Group (estimated 61 million, up 9.2%) - also maintained their positions.

Wizz Air enjoyed the fastest growth in the top 20, up 17.7%, reaching nearly 40 million passengers, and jumped eighth over Norway (36 million, down 2.8%). Despite a 0.3% drop in passenger numbers to just under 30 million, Pegasus Airlines was among the top ten for the first time. SAS declined 1.0% to just under 30 million and fell for the first time in the top ten.

The collapse of the Thomas Cook Group allowed SunExpress and LOT Polish to be ranked 20th on the 2019 charts, each with just over 10 million passengers.

When it seemed that the largest of them would have been the Lambert Airport in St Louis, Missouri, just before Christmas, the mayor announced to the city that no application would be sent to some of the biggest names in the private sector.

With the City Council meeting scheduled for January 15, 2020, which is likely to close the process completely, the future looks bleak not only for Lambert's privatization but also for other airports that cities have shown interest in.

Formerly one of the world's largest airports with 200 million passengers a year, Infraero has lost its influence for more than five years as many of its most important airports have been delivered as a result of several rounds of privatization. out of concessions.

Now, with another round of concessions, he is losing his only two airports where he made money with his navigation services: the last straw is the upcoming round involving the São Paulo Congonhas Airport and the Rio de Janeiro Santos concession. Dumont Airport in late 2020.

These airports have been described by the president of Infraero as "crown jewels" because they are Infraero's sustainability airports, adding that these airports generate about 30% to 40% of Infraero's revenue.

It would appear that Infraero's future role would be to attract small, loss-making airports before returning them to state governments; much less grandiose than the original plan that the central government had designed for it.

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