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August 23, 2011
Bidding wars and planned new infrastructure grab the headlines in this week’s Airport World newsletter.
In Europe, Fraport has confirmed that it is interested in acquiring HOCHTIEF AirPort’s international assets; Romanian’s Infra–Group has extended the deadline for companies interested in designing Bucharest’s third gateway; and SNC-Lavalin is celebrating the award of its 12th airport management contract.
Elsewhere, Mexican airport operator GAP has pulled out of the bidding for São Gonçalo do Amarante International Airport in Brazil; the Mayor of New Orleans has announced that he is considering the city’s airport options; and Muscat International Airport has unveiled designs for an “iconic” new ATC tower.
Fraport confirms bid to buy HOCHTIEF
German airport operator Fraport has confirmed that it is in the bidding to buy the international airport portfolio of HOCHTIEF AirPort (HTA).
New Bucharest gateway to be reliever airport for Henry Coanda
The new €200 million airport planned for Bucharest will act as a reliever gateway for the capital’s Henry Coanda International Airport, according to the consortium behind the project.
SNC-Lavalin wins contract to manage its 12th airport
Global airport operator SNC–Lavalin has been awarded the six year contract to manage Angoulême-Cognac Airport in south–west France starting on January 1, 2012.
GAP withdraws from race operate Brazil airport
Mexican airport operator, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), has pulled out of the running to build and operate Brazil’s São Gonçalo do Amarante international airport.
Mayor considers New Orleans airport options
The Mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu, has called for an in-depth study to be carried out into the proposals available for the future of Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY).
New iconic ATC tower for Muscat
Muscat International Airport has unveiled plans for an iconic new 100-metre high air traffic control tower that will become the tallest building in Oman when it opens in 2014.
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Good year for Abu Dhabi
Gatwick awards runway resurfacing contract
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