Press Release

Application and Selection Procedures for Hiroshima Airport Concession will start
~Toward Further Revitalization as a Hub Airport in Chugoku-Shikoku Region~


MLIT, with the aim to promote utilization and improve services by making full use of know-how the private sector, has decided to outsource the operation of Hiroshima Airport to the private sector starting from April 2021, and has developed its “Application Guidelines” etc. which set forth the details such as public offering conditions and procedures, selection method, schedule etc.

1.Outline of the business

・Administrator, etc. of public facilities, etc.: Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
・Project period: 30 years (with possible extension of 5 years or less in the event of force majeure)
・Scope of the project: Airport operating business, Building facilities business, Parking facilities business, etc.
・Project methods: The State shall select an operator through public offering.
            The operator will integrate operations of the runways and terminal buildings etc.
            The State shall set the concession rights to operate the public facilities and receive the concession fees from the operator.

2.Structure of the Application Guidelines etc.

[1]Application Guidelines:Information about members of the screening committee, details of application and selection procedures and details of schedule is added to the basic concept of the enforcement policy of the specified operating business of Hiroshima Airport published on 6 March 2019.
[2]Selection criteria for a preferred negotiation right holder:Information about the selection method and evaluation criteria etc. is included.

3.Holding an explanatory meeting about Application Guidelines etc.

An explanatory meeting about the Application Guidelines etc. will be held on Monday, 8 July 2019.
As to the details of the explanatory meeting and its application for entry, please refer to the Exhibit.

4.Receipt of questions about the Application Guidelines and publication of the answers

We will accept questions about the Application Guidelines etc. following the period.
[1] From 10:00 on Tuesday,23 July to 15:00 on Wednesday, 24 July 2019.
[2] From 10:00 on Tuesday,20 August to 15:00 on Wednesday, 21 August 2019.
As to the submission method etc., please refer to the Exhibit.


・27 September 2019 :         Deadline for submission of the first screening documents
・Around October 2019 :     Notification of the result of the first screening
・Around Aplir 2020 :         Deadline for submission of the second screening documents
・Around June 2020 :          Selection of a preferred negotiation right holder
・1 April 2021 :                   Airport operating business scheduled commencement date

Contact Information

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)Airport Governance Reform Unit, Planning Division, Aviation Network Department, Civil Aviation Bureau Yasui, Okuyama , Hara
TEL +81-3-5253-8111 (Extension 49190 , 49119 , 49108) Direct Phone +81-3-5253-8714 FAX +81-3-5253-1658