The French Ministers of Finance and Economy finally made a decision on 4th December. A major share of the Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (ATB) management company owned, up to now, by the French State will be transferred to Symbiose, a Chinese-led consortium. In the end it was the 308 million Euros offered by them that finally clinched the deal.
In south west France there are no more than three entities vying to acquire 49.9% of the state shares in ATB, the Toulouse-Blagnac Airport management company: Vinci Airports, Aéroports de Paris and SNC-Lavalin associated with Chinese investors. The French Minister of Finance has still not decided. But some voices are against the Sino-Canadian offer.
All interested parties, such as Vinci Airports, the French Deposits and Consignments Fund, SNC-Lavalin, ADP (Paris Airports), have until noon on 31st October, as the dead line for submission of applications to acquire certain state shares in the Toulouse Blagnac Airport management company (south west France). But what are the motivations behind this state divestment ?
Situated right next to these roller coasters of the amusement park and the Jacques-Cartier bridge in downtown Montreal, the province of Quebec now has its first seaplane-dedicated Water Airport called, in english, Montreal / Saint Helen's Island, on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, since May, this year.
Eurocontrol, the organisation in charge of European air traffic management, recently carried out a study of future tendencies in the domain; the result of which indicates that twenty European airports may be saturated within the next 20 years. Why ? What are the consequences ? What are the solutions ?