Vinci Airports has begun the expansion and modernisation of Boa Vista International Airport, the main airport in northern Brazil’s Roraima region.

According to Vinci Airports, which won a 30-year concession to operate the airport in 2021, the modernisation will make operations more efficient, enable better flow and improve the airport experience for passengers.

The work, which should be completed in the second half of 2024, includes the full renovation of the runway, the doubling in size of the passenger terminal, and the expansion of the departure lounge. Vinci Airports will also expand the luggage handling system, remodel the food court and add four new boarding gates. Upgrades are also planned for the vehicle parking area’s air-conditioning and lighting system, to improve the airports’ environmental performance.

Vinci Airports has awarded the works to a consortium formed by Teixeira Duarte Engenharia e Construções, Alves Ribeiro S.A do Brasil, and Actemium (Vinci Energies), all of which have extensive experience in infrastructure projects, including their work on Lisbon Airport, which is also operated by Vinci Airports.

Karen Strougo, CEO of Boa Vista International Airport and the Amazonian airports operated by Vinci Airports, said: “The investment in Boa Vista airport will boost its development, improve passenger experience and help sustain passenger growth, bringing positive impact for the prosperity and social development of Roraima”.

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