French company will hold the second largest airport in the UK

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French company will hold the second largest airport in the UK

2018-12-28 00:25:08 221 ℃

Original title: French company will hold the second largest airport in the UK

Xinhua News Agency, London, December 27 (Reporter Wang Huihui) The second largest airport in the UK, London Gatwick Airport announced on the 27th that it Most of the shares will be acquired by France Wanxi Airport.

Gatwick Airport said its former wholly-owned holder, the US Global Infrastructure Partnership, will sell a 50.01% stake in Gatwick Airport, which is expected to be completed in the first half of 2019.

According to French company news, the acquisition amount is 2.9 billion (about 3.67 billion US dollars), and the remaining 49.99% of Gatwick Airport is still held by Global Infrastructure Partnership. Wanxi Airport is the world's leading airport operator operating 46 airports in 12 countries.

Gatwick Airport Chairman David Higgins said the acquisition is a vote of confidence in Gatwick Airport and its future potential.

Gatwick Airport is located approximately 50 kilometers south of downtown London and passenger traffic is second only to Heathrow Airport in the UK. It is also the eighth largest airport in Europe.