AA2000 successfully raised $174 million in the local market.
LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Corporación América Airports S.A. (NYSE: CAAP), (“CAAP”), the largest private sector airport operator in the world by number of airports, announced today that Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 (the “Company” or “AA2000”), a subsidiary of CAAP, successfully issued $174 million of dollar-linked notes, in the local market, in two tranches:
- $138 million, with an annual interest rate of 5.5%, 5-year grace period and quarterly amortization, starting May 2027. The Company will use these proceeds to fund infrastructure works in the Group “A” airports, within the National Airports System
- $36 million, with an interest rate of 2%, maturing in February 2025
- The issuance got a local rating of AA- (FIX SCR Argentina)
These issuances complement the various debt transactions concluded last year, which are part of AA2000’s strategy of continuing with infrastructure modernization investments in Argentina, while strengthening its liquidity and debt profile, and demonstrating AA2000 access to competitive sources of funding.
During 2020 and 2021, the Company’s operations were severely impacted by the COVID19 pandemic and air travel bans established by the government to contain the spread of the virus. Following the gradual lifting of travel restrictions on international traffic and the re-opening of borders to non-resident foreigners starting November 1, 2021, there was a significant improvement in passenger traffic as a result of an increase in the number of flights and destinations, and higher tourism activity, further supported by strong pent-up demand and the overall improvement of the sanitary conditions in Argentina and worldwide.
About Corporación América Airports
Corporación América Airports acquires, develops and operates airport concessions. The Company is the largest private airport operator in the world based on the number of airports and the tenth largest based on passenger traffic. Currently, the Company operates 53 airports in 6 countries across Latin America and Europe (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Ecuador, Armenia and Italy). In 2019, Corporación América Airports served 84.2 million passengers. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange where it trades under the ticker “CAAP”. For more information, visit http://investors.corporacionamericaairports.com
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