International Airport in the Bahamas has selected Canadian management firm
Vancouver Airport Services as the preferred bidder for a long-term management
contract to run the Caribbean facility.
Airport Services had already said that it was potentially in line for the
contract after being granted contracts to run four Honduran airports towards
the end of last year. The company operates 20 airports including 14 in the
Caribbean and Central America.
bidders had been shortlisted for the Nassau deal which will involve managing
the airport for 15-25 years.
final negotiations lead to a firm agreement, the Canadian company will be
responsible for overseeing a $200 million construction programme, developing
commercial activities and introducing best practices at Nassau.
will focus on customer service, facility development, air service marketing and
the creation of a pleasing airport environment that complements the quality of
the tourism product in the Bahamas,” says Vancouver Airport Services president
and CEO Frank O’Neill.
International Airport handles around 3 million passengers annually and the
Canadian company says that it is the fourth-busiest airport in the Caribbean