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Fair Competition For Tulum Airport

12 September, 2012

Mexico's Federal Competition Commission (CFC) said,this week,that it is seeking to ensure fair competition between bidders in the competition to win the contract to build the new Tulum airport.

The CFC is already reviewing a copy of the final document containing the bid requirements and conditions that the government plans to publish on April 15th.

ASUR,the operator of neighboring Cancun airport,is planning to make a bid and concerns have been raised that they may have an unfair competitive advantage. 

However,Eduardo Pérez Motta,President of the CFC,said there will be "equality of conditions" and thatASUR could enter the competition only if they were on exactly the same terms as other bidders.

Competition Heats Up

Separately this week,Humberto Treviño Landois,Mexican Sub-Secretary for Communication and Transport (SCT) said that European consortias are also interested in bidding,including Spanish company,Albertis,and French company,Bouygues Batiment International.

This heats up the competition with other bidders for the Tulum airport. At the moment they are expected to include OMA,operator of northern Mexican airports including Monterrey and Acapulco; OHL,one of Spain's largest construction companies; Advent International,a private investment company, GAP,operator of Mexican Pacific side airports including Guadalajara; IDEAL,Carlos Slim's construction company; and Grupo Mexico,a large Mexican industrial group.

Visit our destinations pages to find out more about the new international Tulum airport.