Governor João Doria participated this Tuesday (15), with the Vice-Governor and Secretary of Government, Rodrigo Garcia, in the webinar “Investment Opportunities”, organized by the Department of Logistics and Transport and by InvestSP. On the occasion, business opportunities that will be generated from the concession of 22 regional airports in São Paulo were presented to businessmen and investors in the air sector.
“The concession of regional airports in São Paulo is a great opportunity for investors who are already operating in the modes of transport, including air. São Paulo has some of the busiest regional airports in the country and the largest aviation market in Brazil”, said Doria.
The investments planned by the private sector in the 30-year concession are R$ 447 million. The airports are divided into two blocks – Northwest and Southeast.
“The regional airports are located at strategic points and offer the conditions to accelerate the economic development of our State. Attracting the private sector to the concession model brings benefits to everyone. The population wins, the investors win and the State wins”, said the Secretary of Logistics and Transport, João Octaviano Machado Neto.
In addition to promoting the development of regional aviation, one of the great advantages of the concession of airports to the private sector is the exemption from the state, together with investments in airport assets. This improves the quality of services available to the population of São Paulo and encourages the development of the economy linked to the sector.
Of the 22 airports, six already have regular commercial aviation services and 13 have the potential to develop as new regular routes during the concession. They are divided into two lots, submitted to the international bidding process. Together, the two groups currently handle 2.4 million passengers a year, considering departures and arrivals. Technical estimates point to a significant growth in this movement, considering investments and the promotion of regional aviation, with more than 8 million passengers per year over the 30-year concession contract.
The concession to the management of the private sector provides for the provision of public services of operation, maintenance, exploration and expansion of the state airport infrastructure, which is currently under the management and operation of Daesp (Airway Department of the State of São Paulo). ARTESP becomes the regulatory agency for the concession contract.
With the character of international competition and operating term of 30 years, the contract provides for a tariff and non-tariff remuneration model, through the exploitation of ancillary revenues, such as rental of hangars or commercial activities, in the terminal, restaurants and parking, or by carrying out investment for real estate exploration, with great potential for the development of new activities and businesses around airports.
“The interior of São Paulo has more than 23 million inhabitants, a number close to that of Australia. Improving its connection with the rest of Brazil and the world facilitates the attraction of new companies, which highlights the strategic relevance of this project for São Paulo and for InvestSP”, highlighted the President of InvestSP, Gustavo Junqueira.
The international competition notice for the auction of the concession of the 22 regional airports was published in April and the auction is scheduled to take place on July 15, at the headquarters of B3 in São Paulo.
National or foreign companies, consortia, financial institutions and investment funds may participate in the bidding. And, in addition to presenting the largest fixed grant proposal, the winner will have to prove technical qualification in airport management, whether from the company or consortium, or from people on its team or even through qualified subcontracting.
The winners of each of the lots will be the bidders who present the highest fixed award offer. The winning concessionaire must make mandatory investments in the airports in the first phase of the concession, in the first four years. Other investments in the modernization and expansion of infrastructure are planned throughout the contractual period.