VINCI Airports and Keolis sign new contract to operate Quimper Cornouaille airport 6 January 2009

Rueil-Malmaison, 6 January 2009 Press release VINCI Airports and Keolis sign new contract to operate Quimper Cornouaille airport • First airport operation contract awarded by the Brittany Regional Council (contract length: 6 years and 10 months) • A fourth success for VINCI Airports/Keolis following on from Chambéry, Grenoble and Clermont Ferrand VINCI Airports (leader) and […]

Rueil-Malmaison, 6 January 2009

Press release

VINCI Airports and Keolis sign new contract to operate Quimper Cornouaille airport

• First airport operation contract awarded by the Brittany Regional Council (contract length: 6 years and 10 months)
• A fourth success for VINCI Airports/Keolis following on from Chambéry, Grenoble and Clermont Ferrand

VINCI Airports (leader) and Keolis signed a contract on 5th January 2009 with the Brittany Regional Council to manage the Quimper Cornouaille airport.

The contract, which is for 6 years and 10 months, will start up on 1 March 2009. It covers the operation, maintenance and replacement of main infrastructure (terminal, runways and equipment), as well as the commercial facilities. All 25 members of the current airport staff will become employees of Société d’Exploitation de l’Aéroport Quimper Cornouaille, a 50-50 subsidiary of VINCI Airports and Keolis.

Other than the commercial and technical facilities, the airport includes freight infrastructure, an air model club, and the département’s civil security base. The airport’s business activity includes several daily return flights to Paris-Orly West and seasonal tourist flights, in particular to Corsica.

The signature of this contract with a new region is a further success for the VINCI Airports/Keolis consortium in the expansion of its business in operating airports in France. It comes in the wake of the recent renewal of the contract to continue the operation of Grenoble airport awarded by Isère General Council to VINCI Airports/Keolis for a further 14.5 years.

VINCI Airports is a VINCI Concessions subsidiary, Europe’s leading operator of transport infrastructure concessions. VINCI Concessions generated revenue of €4,580 million in 2007. It operates three airports in France in partnership with Keolis – Grenoble-Isère, Chambéry-Savoie and Clermont Ferrand-Auvergne – and three airports in Cambodia, with total traffic of over 4.5 million passengers.

Keolis is the leading private operator of public transport in France and world leader in the operation of automated metro systems. With 38,000 employees, the company carries over 1.8 billion passengers a year. It generated revenue of €2.7 billion in 2007. Keolis, through its subsidiary Keolis Airport, operates three airports in partnership with VINCI Airports – Grenoble-Isère, Chambéry-Savoie and Clermont Ferrand-Auvergne – and three other airports by itself (Angers, Albert-Picardie and Troyes in the Champagne region).

Press contact: Vanessa Lattès
Tel: +33 1 47 16 31 82
Email: vanessa.lattes@vinci.com