Thursday, January 12, 2017

Two-phase concession of Belgrade Airport

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Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport's concession process will take part in two phases, the "Večernje novosti" daily reports. During the first phase, interested subjects will make non-binding offers and sign a confidentiality agreement with the government. Following an assessment of their bids, those with the best offers will be invited to take part in the second phase where binding bids will have to be submitted. The Serbian government is interested in concluding a 25-year concession agreement for the airport rather than an all-out privatisation. A concession would bring a one-off payment of up to 400 million euros, plus an annual fee of eleven million euros to the state. The airport's privatisation advisor will decide on the most suitable sale model within the next two months.

14 comments:

  1. What about diretct flight from BEG to PEK ?

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    1. Announcement is expected soon. Beijing and Shanghai.

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  2. Don't do the same mistake as LJU did with terrible Fraport.

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    1. Fraport administered airports in Bulgaria and Peru have record increases in passengers.
      The airport operator has little to do with how many airlines will choose to fly or to hub at an airport.

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    2. There's a record number of tourist in Slovenia but PAX numbers are falling. Something is not right here. Fraport did absolutely nothing since they bought the airport. They see Slovenia and Ljubljana as their catchment area for the Frankfurt hub. Ljubljana is now Frankfurts colony.

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    3. The Germans are coming, the Germans are coming!

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  3. I am somewhat perplexed with this binding/non-binding terminology.
    Does that mean that you could present a non-binding offer in which you promise a world and then, when you qualify for the second round, you can present a real offer?
    Or is this a usual way these things work?

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    1. It means that your initial offer can be renegotiated in direct talks during the second round. They did a simmilar thing with Ljubljana. Fraport offered less. When they were presented how much Vinci offered they increased their bid and Vinci was unable to match it.

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    2. it is usual procedure. 1st non-binding round serves to see participants plans, strategy and views. and also to filter out some not serious companies and preventing losing time with them in later stages

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    3. This is the most commonly-used procedure to max the offers for a "priceless" infrastructure of a huge state or even regional importance.

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  4. 400 million.....somebody is on drugs.

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    1. If they get what they are asking, than there won't be much left for future investment in the airport. I don't believe Zagreb asked for any money up front, just that you had to build terminal x and pay an annual fee.

      If Belgrade is sold for 400 mil... it would be hard to see them than get a new terminal worth another 300-ish million. The money might be tempting but I don't think it will be the best outcome for the future of Belgrade.

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    2. Anon Q400, sa vasim tekstom se slazem. Ako vlasnik, u ovom slucaju drzava naplati od koncesionara pomenutih 400 miliona evra, koliko od te sume ce biti ulozeno u prosirenje ifra strukture? Logicno je da politicari ce nastojari da maksimalno novac iskoriste za druge potrebe kroz budzet. Bez investicija drzavni budzet uvek biti kratak. A aerodrom uvek liciti izgledom, funkcionalnoscu, kapacitetom na proslost Drugih prepreka nema. Jer "u koga je casa, u njega je i molitva". Uvek tako je bilo. Pa i u oblasti avija cije.
      Pozdrav iz zimske Srbije.
      Rodney near Airport Morava - Kraljevo.

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