Ivory Coast to cancel Aeria's concession to build 'airport city'

February 4, 2015 3:20 PM

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ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast will reassign the concession to build and operate a 3,700-hectare commercial district adjacent to the country's main airport, the government said on Wednesday, after cancelling an agreement with Aeria, the airport's operator.

Aeria has operated Félix Houphouet-Boigny International Airport in the commercial capital of Abidjan since 1996 and will continue to do so. But it has missed a deadline to build Aerocite, a multi-business complex around the airport, government spokesman Bruno Kone said.

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