Brazil seeks to recover economic image by privatizing airports

The Brazilian government wants to push forward in its plans to privatize airports, with a major auction scheduled for April 7

Guarulhos Airport, in the Greater São Paulo Area, is Brazil's busiest. Photo: Nelson Antoine/Shutterstock
Guarulhos Airport, in the Greater São Paulo Area, is Brazil’s busiest. Photo: Nelson Antoine/Shutterstock

Amid a slew of negative news about the Brazilian economy, involving hefty inflation on essential goods and the crisis in Petrobras, the Brazilian government is seeking to drum up a modicum of optimism, promising progress in its plan to privatize several of the country’s airports. Postponed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the public sale of airport terminals is set to resume in the first half of the year, with the sixth round of concession auctions scheduled for April 7

The civil aviation sector has been among the most affected by the coronavirus crisis, with border closures and...

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