The bid submission deadline for the concession to operate Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport has been postponed to 8th December 2017, it has been reported.
Apparently, the submission deadline has been pushed again because the companies, which qualified for the second bidding round, requested so. Sources previously indicated that bidders had not been allowed sufficient time to prepare bids. The previous bid submission deadline was 23rd November 2017, which was pushed back from 23rs October, having before that been set for 4th September.
Serbian government plans to announce the winning bidder on 25th December 2017.
The companies that are bidding for the airport concession are the Swiss-French consortium Zurich Airport, along with the companies Eiffage and Meridian Eastern Europe Investments, the Indian-Greek consortium comprised of GMR Infrastructure Limited and Terna, the French company Vinci Airports, the South Korean-Turkish-Cypriot consortium of companies Incheon Airport Corporation, Yatirimlari ve Islatme and VTB Capital Infrastructure, and the Chinese consortium of companies HNA and China National Aero-Technology.
As far as the financial results of Belgrade Airport go, the net profit rose 33% in the third quarter compared to the same period last year, and the airport management expects 2017 to be record breaking year. In the last three quarters, the airport’s profit grew by 15%, while the total revenue went up by 9%.
Also, in the first three quarters of this year, airport spent 2 billion dinars on new equipment and investments in order to improve the comfort and quality of their services.
(Dnevnik, IJ Global, 13.11.2017)
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