Munich Airport signs cooperation agreement with Viracopos

aviation_newsMunich Airport (FMG) and the Brazilian airport operating company Aeroportos Brasil Viracopos (ABV) have signed an agreement as the basis for extensive consulting services through FMG. Under the agreement, FMG will not only guide the launch of the new terminal building and aprons at Campinas Airport in the state of São Paulo, but will also provide planning support for the expansion of that airport and in traffic development. In addition, the Munich Airport operating company will advise the local management on the introduction of state-of-the-art processes to boost quality and efficiency.

The consulting agreement with Viracopos is worth approximately €7 million, and is set to run initially through to the end of 2014.

Since Munich Airport opened in 1992, FMG has deployed its internationally respected expertise at many locations all over the world prior to the opening or expansion of airports. It has taken on projects in various countries, in particular in the preparatory stages for the launch of

operations or relocation of airports. Most recently, FMG was in Quito, Ecuador, providing support with the successful transfer of the airport to a new location and ensuring operational readiness. The agreement now signed with ABV marks Munich Airport’s first entry into the Brazilian market.

ABV manages Campinas International Airport, which is about 100 km north of São Paulo. It is one of two airports in the Sao Paulo region and is also Brazil’s largest cargo airport. Munich Airport will be involved in the activities of Campinas Airport in the areas of flight operations, management tasks, safety and quality assurance. Experts from Germany’s second-largest airport will be onsite in Brazil to help optimize the airport’s expansion planning. The Munich consultants will focus on the preparations to open the facility and provide support with ongoing operations, airline marketing and traffic development. The Bavarian specialists will also contribute their expertise in IT systems and the coordination of ramp operations as well as the ongoing development of a master plan.

“Our aim is to provide Campinas Airport optimal support to enable it to offer maximum quality and efficiency,“ said FMG Chief Financial Officer Thomas Weyer. The experts from Munich Airport see themselves as partners of the Brazilian airport operating company, contributing experience and know-how from numerous consulting projects all over the world. For its work in Brazil, Munich Airport will establish a Brazilian subsidiary.

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