By Curtis Grad (Vancouver, Canada)
Bogotá-based ODINSA S.A. is a concessions company held by Grupo Argos S.A., a Colombian conglomerate with strategic investments in the energy and transportation sectors.
In the transportation space, the group is focused on structuring, promotion, management and development of road and airport infrastructure projects, with a current footprint spanning Colombia, Ecuador, Aruba and the Dominican Republic, providing regional connectivity and development impetus.
ODINSA holds stakes in two airport concessions; OPAIN S.A. which is responsible for development, management and operation of the El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá, Colombia and Corporación Quiport (Quiport), the company charged with the construction, administration, operation and maintenance of the Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in Quito, Ecuador.
Collectively, pre-pandemic, these two airports handled over 40m passengers, 460,000 aircraft movements and 900,000 metric tonnes of cargo per year.