Perugia to have €42m upgrade under new concession

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Italian civil aviation authority ENAC has approved a 20-year agreement with Perugia Airport management company SASE to upgrade its infrastructure.

The deal which is an extension of SASE's existing management contract, will also see a €42 million ($59 million) grant awarded for a new terminal to double passenger capacity to 500,000, improved taxiways and upgraded firefighting capability.

Of the total grant, €12 million will come from the Umbria region in which Perugia Airport is situated, €3 million from ENAC and €27 million from the Italian Government.

Several European airlines including Ryanair, Alitalia, Carpatair and Belle Air use Perugia Airport.