Insides and outs of airport contracting

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Interested in the government contract for the Las Americas (SDQ), Puerto Plata (POP), Samana (AZS) airport contracts? A “bad” contract will mean higher airport fees for travelers. Now Diario Libre reporters have been looking into what’s included in the announced renegotiation of the Aerodom-Vinci Airports contract.

The Aerodom contract has passed from company to company after the government granted an airport concession to the Hazoury brothers in 2000. The concession expires in 2030 and Vinci Airports seeks to extend it another 30 years through a complex renegotiation.

President Luis Abinader has said the country got nothing out of the past contract outside of not having to pay for the operation of the airport. President Abinader now says Vinci commits to pay upfront upwards of US$700 million that will be used for important infrastructure works. Many of these constructions...

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JD Jones

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147 bucks for each passenger is a huge amount on a yearly basis.
 

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147 bucks for each passenger is a huge amount on a yearly basis.
Remember that the airport is only the collector of most of all those taxes, if you check the brakedown of taxes for a flight will realize that to the airport goes verry little compared with all the money that goes into goverment. Also the total of that amount its split between 2 countries, most of the time Dominican Taxes are higher than traveled country, and in some other cases like Brazil from the Total of all taxes they only charge 10.58 dollars in total and Dominican Republic arround 110.00 dollars
 

JD Jones

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TBH, I don't pay much attention to the who and why, only that it is going to cost another 147 bucks for a ticket.