Portugal's Council of Ministers approved (12-Dec-2012) the concession agreement between the state and ANA Aeroportos de Portugal. The agreement covers Lisbon Portela Airport, Porto Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport, Faro Airport, Ponta Delgada João Paulo II Airport, Santa Maria Airport, Horta Airport, Flores Airport and Beja Airport. The agreement includes "the exclusive right to the submission of proposals to the state of designing, building, or financing, as well as the operation and management of a new Lisbon airport". The approval and publication of the concession agreement is a requirement for privatisation of ANA to proceed. [more - original PR - Portuguese]
Portugal Council of Ministers approves concession agreement between the state and ANA
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