Invepar has managed the Guarulhos International Airport since late 2012 and it will operate it for the next 20 years.More than 30 million passengers travel through South America’s largest airport each year. This amount is expected to jump to 60 million when all of the planned investments are completed.In order to ensure the highest standard of quality in the management and operation of the Airport, Invepar has partnered with Airport Company South Africa (ACSA), which already operates some of the most efficient airports in the world, such as Johannesburg, South Africa and Mumbai, India.
The airport improvements include construction of the new Terminal 3, which will be capable of handling 12 million passengers per year and will have an area of 190,000 m2, bigger than Terminals 1 and 2 combined. The first phase of the project envisages 22 new boarding points and the construction of two top-class hotels. The retrofit of Terminals 1 and 2 will begin in 2014, and will involve the expansion of the baggage off-loading, passport control and X-ray areas, as well as the commercial and service areas.
In May 2013, the garage building was inaugurated, adding another 2,600 spaces to the parking area. The building has eight floors and 89,000 m2. With the inauguration, the airport now has 7,500 spaces, an 87% increase over the number of available spaces before the concession. A new aircraft apron will also be built, with 36 positions. Another two hotels, a convention center and a shopping center will be built.