German firm Fraport had the best perform among the three European companies that participated at the auction for the management our four Brazilian airports promoted on Thursday (March 16) by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). Fraport won the rights to operate the airports of Fortaleza (capital of the state of Ceará) and Porto Alegre (capital of Rio Grande do Sul) with bids of 425 million reais ($137 million) and 291 million reais, respectively.
Zurich Airport won the operating license for the Florianopolis (capital of the state of Santa Catarina) airport with a bid of 83 million reais (26.7 million).
The French company Vinci took the concession for the Salvador airport (capital of the state of Bahia) with the lone bid of 661 million reais (212 million).
Despite the participation of only three competitors, all from Europe, the auction was marked by fierce competition in some airports, mainly for Porto Alegre and Florianópolis, with a series of bids until the final result.
Each of the airports was disputed by two competitors, with the exception of Salvador, won by Vinci with a single offer.
The competition this time attracted less candidates than in in previous rounds of privatization. In the auction of the airports of Galeão (Rio) and Confins (Minas Gerais), 5 consortiums participated in au. In the auction of Guarulhos, Brasilia and Campinas, there were 11 competitors.