EDI welcomes new strategic investment partnership by GIP and VINCI Airports with focus on “continually improving CX”

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) has welcomed a new investment partnership by Global Infrastructure Partners and VINCI Airports. VINCI Airports will acquire 50.01% of EDI, with a focus on “continually improving CX”.

Edinburgh Airport has welcomed a new investment partnership announced by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and VINCI Airports (a Corporate Partner of the FTE Digital, Innovation & Startup Hub). This will see VINCI Airports acquire 50.01% of the airport. The leadership team remains in place, working with VINCI Airports and GIP.

“We welcome and look forward to working with VINCI Airports and Global Infrastructure Partners, two of the world’s most respected airport investors and operators,” said Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive Officer, Edinburgh Airport. “The leadership team – which remains in place – is wholly committed to working with our investors to improve customer service, accelerate our decarbonisation plans and strengthen Scotland’s connectivity with the world, which ultimately drives the country’s international competitiveness and prosperity. I should thank the whole team at Edinburgh Airport for the contribution they have made to our success over the last 12 years since GIP acquired the airport and look forward to working with them to write a new, exciting chapter in the airport’s story.”

Nicolas Notebaert, Chief Executive Officer of VINCI Concessions and President of VINCI Airports, commented: “We are delighted to announce the expansion of our successful and strategic partnership with GIP to include Edinburgh Airport. Together with GIP, VINCI Airports will continue the strategy of growing connectivity and developing commercial activities, whilst also leveraging VINCI Airport’s international expertise to accelerate decarbonisation and continually improving customer experience. This acquisition of a third freehold airport in the UK, in addition to London Gatwick and Belfast International, demonstrates VINCI Airports’ long-term strategic ambition and continued commitment to the country.”

Bayo Ogunlesi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Global Infrastructure Partners, added: “We are excited to partner with VINCI, with whom we have a strong and productive strategic relationship, to continue to support Edinburgh Airport’s future growth. We remain committed to providing high-quality service to passengers. We are very pleased VINCI shares our vision of Edinburgh Airport’s future.”


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