Vinci airports named concessionaire of Toulon Hyeres airport

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Vinci airports named concessionaire of Toulon Hyeres airport

The French government, through the French civil aviation authority and Ministry of Defense (Navy), has named VINCI Airports concessionaire of Toulon Hyères Airport.

Located in the Var department between Marseille and Nice, Toulon Hyères International Airport processed about 550,000 passengers in 2014. It serves the Greater Toulon area, which has a population of 400,000 in habitants, the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and the main seaside resorts of France's leading tourist area, which welcomes 9 million visitors annually.

The 25-year concession contract entered into force on 1 April 2015. The concession involves:

  • management and development of the civil aviation part of the airport (terminal, public area, aprons, passenger services such as free unlimited Wi-Fi) and
  • works and maintenance of the common runway infrastructure, which remains under the command of the French Navy base.

Initial infrastructure renovation and reinforcement works, with a value of about €19 million (US$20.4 million), will be carried out by a number of Group companies operating in the region (Eurovia Méditerranée, TP Spada, VINCI Energies).

VINCI Airports will take on all personnel currently employed by the airport.

Following the 2013 acquisition of ANA, the concession company operating the 10 Portuguese airports, this new concession brings the number of airports managed by VINCI Airports  to 24 (11 in France, 10 in Portugal and 3 in Cambodia) and is in line with the company's strategy to expand in France and abroad.

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