Concession for development and operation of El Salvador Airport cargo terminal awarded
Munich Airport International and EMCO have been awarded the concession for the development of the air cargo terminal at El Salvador Airport.
Munich Airport International (MAI) – the operator of Munich International Airport (MUC) – and EMCO, a Honduran construction company, have been awarded a concession to develop and operate the cargo terminal at El Salvador International Airport Saint Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez (SAL) for a period of 40 years.
The decision was announced on 9 October 2020 by the El Salvador Government, through the Comisión Ejecutiva Portuaria Autónoma (CEPA).
As partner to EMCO, MAI will provide management and advisory services for the cargo terminal during all stages, including:
- Asset transition and takeover
- Operations management
- Service level and standard procedures setup and implementation
- Cargo business development
- Cargo related trainings
- Expertise across various areas of airport development and management to maximise productivity and efficiency levels.
With the announcement from CEPA, the project is now entering into a new phase, and EMCO and MAI are actively working and mobilising the teams for a successful future of El Salvador’s air cargo development.
“We are honored to be part of this exciting project with our partner company EMCO. We will work closely with all stakeholders to implement our best practices to develop and enhance the cargo business and its positive impact to the country of El Salvador,” states Dr. Ralf Gaffal, Managing Director at Munich Airport International.
The concession award follows a transparent and well prepared tender process which attracted the interest of some of the best cargo operators globally, and was conducted by the Salvadoran Government in line with international and industry standards.