Anti-Outsourcing Mayor Emanuel Considers Outsourcing Airport
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel may outsource the lease of the city’s Midway International Airport, according to the Wall Street Journal:
Australia’s Macquarie Group Ltd. is among firms that have expressed interest in bidding on a long-term lease to operate Chicago’s Midway Airport, The Wall Street Journal has reported.
Chicago city officials said parties who lodged expressions of interest by the Feb. 22 deadline include Global Infrastructure Partners LLC, which owns the U.K.’s Gatwick airport. A consortium including Grupo Ferrovial SA, which owns London’s Heathrow Airport and Macquarie Group Ltd. is part of another consortium, they said.
The Wall Street Journal reported in a previous article that Emanuel said he is “test[ing] market interest” for a lease, but may not agree to a deal.
Emanuel initially opposed efforts to privatize Midway Airport when he took office in 2011. He soon reconsidered because of the success of a similar deal in Puerto Rico’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.
See more : http://freebeacon.com/anti-outsourcing-mayor-emanuel-considers-outsourcing-airport/#sthash.sBifBZFB.dpuf