Inauguration of the new state-of-the-art Santiago airport international terminal
On March 22nd, Juan Carlos Garcia, Chile's Minister of Public Works, visited Santiago airport for the first time since his appointment as head of the ministry, alongside the First Lady, Irina Karamanos. Nicolas Notebaert, CEO of VINCI Concessions and Presidentof VINCI Airports, presented the authorities with the new state-of-the-art international terminal, which came into service in February - a key infrastructure for the country, raising the airport's capacity to 38 million passengers per year.
On this occasion, Juan Carlos Garcia and Irina Karamaos inaugurated Santiago Airport's first art exhibition in the new terminal. Highlighting the artwork of the Mapuche community from the central region of the country, this monumental work will offer international passengers a unique experience of Chile's cultural identity upon arrival at the airport.
The ministers of public works, Juan Carlos Garcia and Nicolas Notebaert, also discussed future priorities. These include continuing to develop the connectivity of Santiago airport and accelerating its environmental action plan. VINCI Airports aims to achieve "Net Zero Emission" by 2050, notably by improving energy efficiency and developing photovoltaic energy at the airport.
Later, the Minister of Transport, Juan Carlos Muñoz, inaugurated the new bus service and the commercial area of the airport - facilities that improve accessibility and quality of service.
Santiago airport is operated under a 20-year concession won in 2015 by Consorcio Nuevo Pudahuel, made up of Groupe ADP (45%), VINCI Airports (40%) and Astaldi Concessioni (15%).
The world's leading private airport operator, VINCI Airports operates 53 airports in 12 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Thanks to its expertise as a global integrator, VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and manages airports by providing its investment capacity and its know-how in optimizing operational performance, modernizing infrastructures and managing their operations. environmental transition. VINCI Airports is the first airport operator to have committed to an international environmental strategy in 2016, to achieve the goal of net zero emissions across its entire network by 2050.