Τhe Athens International Airport S.A.”Eleftherios Venizelos” (AIA) was established in 1996 with the purpose of building, maintaining and operating the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” for a period of 30 year in accordance with the respective concession agreement (the “Airport Development Agreement”). The said concession, which constitutes one of the largest and most important partnerships between the Greek State and the private sector, expires in 2026. Currently, the shareholders of AIA are the Greek State (25%), HRADF (30%), AviAlliance GmbH (26.7% plus 8 shares), AviAlliance Capital GmbH (13,3%) and D. Copelouzos’ family (5% minus 8 shares).
AIA is the largest airport of the country and one of the major infrastructures. In 2018 it handled 24 million passengers, from which 16.4 million international ones. More information about AIA can be found on its website: www.aia.gr.
In February 2019 the extension of the existing concession agreement for 20 more years, ie until 2046, has entered into force. The right to extend the existing concession agreement has been transferred to the Fund by the Hellenic Republic.
Currently a public international tender is under way for the sale of 30% of AIA’s share capital owned by HRADF. The tender has attracted the interest of some of the largest international players.
Deutsche Bank AG (London branch) and Eurobank Ergasias SA are acting jointly as Financial Advisers, Your Legal Partners and Dracopoulos & Vassalakis Law Partnership are acting jointly as Legal Advisers, and Arup Partnership is acting as Technical Adviser to HRADF