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LUXEMBOURG, November 09, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corporación América Airports S.A. (NYSE: CAAP), ("CAAP" or the "Company") the largest private sector airport concession operator in the world by number of airports, announced today that its subsidiary Puerta el Sur S.A. ("PdS"), which operates the Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo, Uruguay, has signed an agreement with the Government of Uruguay (the "Amended Concession Agreement"), to amend the existing concession agreement that was originally signed on February 6, 2003.
Pursuant to the Amended Concession Agreement, the term of the concession was extended for an additional 20-year period, from November 2033 to November 2053 and incorporates six additional regional airports, bringing CAAP´s network in Uruguay to a total of eight airports. Finally, the Amended Concession Agreement also establishes a capital investment program of US$67 million to be deployed in these new six airports, by 2028.
Mr. Martín Eurnekian, CEO of Corporación America Airports, noted: "I am pleased to announce the extension for an additional twenty years of the Carrasco International Airport concession in Uruguay, which is a strategic infrastructure asset in the country that we have been successfully operating since 2003, providing a gateway from the country’s capital to the world. I am also excited for the six additional airports that we are bringing into the concession, reinforcing our leadership position in the country’s airport network. This is a significant milestone for our Company that strengthens long-term sustainable growth in Uruguay. The additional investments we have agreed to undertake will enable us to continue expanding and enhancing infrastructure in the country, including airport security, safety as well as the overall passenger experience, as we have done over the past 18 years."
About Corporación América Airports
Corporación América Airports acquires, develops and operates airport concessions. The Company is the largest private airport operator in the world based on the number of airports and the tenth largest based on passenger traffic. Currently, the Company operates 52 airports in 7 countries across Latin America and Europe (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, Armenia and Italy). In 2019, Corporación América Airports served 84.2 million passengers. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange where it trades under the ticker "CAAP". For more information, visit http://investors.corporacionamericaairports.com
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