Airport operators from Spain, Switzerland and Brazil won bids for three lots of Brazilian airports that were privatized last Friday.

Nine groups participated in the bids for rights to manage 12 airports throughout the country. Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is eager to draw foreign investment to the country, and praised the airport auction results. Bolsonaro tweeted that “Brazil is growing again.”

Aena bid US $496 million to operate six airports in northeastern Brazil, including one in Recife.

Flughafen Zuerich AG won the right to operate two airports in southeastern Brazil with an uncontested bid of US $114 million.

Brazilian consortium Aeroeste won the bid to operate four airports in the centre-west area of the country.

Read more about the Brazil airport auction in our upcoming Summit of the Americas issue.