airports specialist TAV is planning to bid in Saudi
Arabia’s tender to manage three airports in
the tender opened by Saudi Arabia’s
General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), management of Riyadh
Damman King Fahd
and Jeddah King
Airport management will
be given to an international company for six years.
has today outlined its interest in the project, while a number of other airport
operators – including Aeroport de Paris (ADP), Singapore’s Changi
Airport, Fraport and Schiphol Group - have been linked with potential interest
in the project. Spokespeople at ADP, Fraport and Schiphol could not immediately comment.
result of the tender is expected in early December according to GACA.
The tender will only include management services, but the successful bidder
will have first right of refusal if the airports are subsequently
to the GACA Riyadh King Khaled
handed 11 million, Damman King Fahd International Airport 3.5 million and Jeddah
King Abdulaziz International
Airport have 15 million
passengers annually in 2006.