COPSA establishes airport concessions group to tackle the post-covid-19 future within this industry
All 11 concession companies operating in Chile (including Nuevo Pudahuel) and the state-owned airport terminals came together through the Association of Public Infrastructure Concession Companies (COPSA) in order to measure the potential changes that would be required due to COVID-19’s spread
All 11 concession companies operating in our country and the state-owned airport terminals came together through the Association of Public Infrastructure Concession Companies (Copsa) in order to study the difficult situation that this industry is experiencing and to measure the potential changes that would be required due to COVID-19’s spread, both in Chile and worldwide.
For such purposes, the recently established “Copsa’s Airport Concessions Group” will include the participation of the Arica, Iquique, Atacama, Antofagasta, Calama, La Serena, Concepción, La Araucanía, Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas airports, as well as the Nuevo Pudahuel airport. One of its first actions will be to establish a panel discussion with the Ministry of Public Works. In such instance, the issues affecting the industry are expected to be discussed. These include preserving the economic balance of the projects, specific issues affecting each terminal as a result of the pandemic and the challenging situation behind the tenders under the current volatile health context.
Leonardo Daneri, president of Copsa, praised the initiative and urged all public and private stakeholders to seek solutions to enhance the concessions model as a tool for the recovery of post-pandemic Chile. “The airport industry is undoubtedly one of the most affected in terms of COVID-19. Therefore, it is one of the areas requiring urgent action to develop proposals together with the government in order to ensure the long-term maintenance and operation of these strategic air terminals that provide connectivity to the country”, the executive said.