Who we are

Centerline Airport Partners is a company led by leading aviation entrepreneurs, designers, operators, and visionary strategists who have all come together to bring unique and never seen before approach to providing all-encompassing solutions to our airport clients.

Andrew O´Brian Quiport CAP
President & CEO

Andrew O`Brian

  • 20+ years in the industry
  • Served recently as President and CEO of Reach Airports (JV b/w Munich Airport International and The Carlyle Group)
  • Served as the President and CEO of Quiport
  • Served as CEO of Aerodom, a package of six airports
  • Built and developed brand new airports such as the Greenfield International Airport in the city of Quito in Ecuador
  • Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport (5-star Skytrax rating)
  • Chair of ACI LAC and Board Member ACI
Andrew O’Brian
President & CEO

Mr. O’Brian has 25 years of experience managing complex aviation projects, as a resourceful and visionary aviation executive managing end-toend projects across multiple jurisdictions. Andrew O’Brian is currently the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Centerline Airport Partners (CAP). Prior to Centerline, Andrew was CEO of Reach Airports, responsible for the transformation of JFK International Airport in New York City through the New Terminal One (NTO) project, along with leadership from the Carlyle Group and Munich Airports International.

Prior to joining Reach Airports in Washington DC, Andrew was part of a global team of lenders, investors, developers, and engineers that financed, built (EPC), and operated (DFBOT) a brand new greenfield international airport in the city of Quito. The airport now provides 32,000 full-time jobs in the community and has a significant economic impact on the city and the country.

Under his leadership, the airport project has received a dozen industry and passenger awards, including consecutive honors as South America’s Leading Airport from World Travel Awards. In 2020, Quito International Airport earned a 5-star qualification from Skytrax, making it the first and only airport in the Americas region to earn the distinction

Previously, he was CEO of AERODOM in the Dominican Republic, where he managed six of the country’s international airports, and he was also Director of Operations at Vancouver Airport Services (VANTAGE GROUP).

From 2018 to 2021, Andrew served as Chairman and is currently the Immediate past Chair of the Airports Council International (ACI) Latin America / Caribbean Regional Board. Andrew is also a board member of the International Association of Airport Professionals (IAAE / AAAE). He is also a member of the ACI World Governing Board and the SKYWAYS TECHNICS Board of Directors.

Mr. O’Brian holds several advanced degrees, most notably an MBA in Aviation from the John Molson School of Business in Montreal.

VP & Chief Commercial Officer

Carlos Criado

  • 42+ years in the industry
  • Former Director for Business Development at Quiport
  • Served in Operations department at Madrid Barajas Airport
  • Served as Head of International Relations and Marketing of Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AenaGroup)
  • Served as Commercial Director of Mexico’s Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, overseeing the commercial operation of 12 airports
  • Chair and member of several international committees within ACI
  • Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport (5-star Skytrax rating)
Carlos Criado
Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer

Carlos has more than 42 years of experience in the aviation industry. He has held various positions – from operations to commercial, marketing, and international relations at Aena, the Spanish airport authority.

Carlos was also the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Mexico’s Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP), overseeing the commercial operations of 12 airports.

Most recently, Carlos served as Business Development Director at Quiport, where he inaugurated Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport in 2013. This was the first and is currently the only airport in the Americas to receive a 5-star rating from Skytrax for its exceptional facilities, comfort, cleanliness, shopping, food and beverage, staff service, security, and immigration. 

Carlos has chaired and served on several international committees within ACI, where he has worked to develop industry best practices. ACI represents the interests of airports to governments and international organizations, develops standards and policies, recommends practices for airports, and provides information and training opportunities to raise standards worldwide.

Carlos is a sought-after speaker at international airport conferences and is considered an outstanding “guru” for aviation and commercial revenue development at international airports in the Americas region.

VP & Chief Investment Officer

Erik Deidan

  • 20+ years in the Investment Banking and Finance sector
  • Distinguished track record as Senior Banker in Infrastructure Financing
  • Led the structuring of innovative financings in the U.S., Europe and Latin America in the airport, toll road, mass transit and energy sectors
  • Successfully distributed financings in the public bond, private placement and loan markets
  • Deep knowledge of the global institutional investor base including asset managers, insurance companies, private equity, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds and banks.
  • Expertise in 144A/Reg S project bonds, private placements, securitizations, syndicated loans and bank club deals.
  • Led negotiations with project sponsors, institutional investors, multilateral / development organizations, rating agencies, financial institutions and sovereign governments.
Erik Deidan
VP & Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Deidan has 25 years of experience financing large infrastructure projects around the world.  Prior to joining Centerline Airport Partners, Mr. Deidan led the New York-based Project Bond business at Santander Bank where he led innovative, first of their kind financings in the U.S., Europe and Latin America.  Previously, he worked in Mergers & Acquisitions and Securitization at Bank of America and Credit Agricole.

Mr. Deidan has led innovative financings such as the $1.2 billion Project Bond for the financing of the metro system in Lima, Peru, the first bond guaranteed by the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) for the financing of a toll road in Colombia, the first Global Social Project Bond sold to international investors and the first international bond issuance for the refinancing of the new airport in Quito, Ecuador.

He has led over US$ 20 billion of public and private financings in project bonds and securitizations around the world.

Mr. Deidan has an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor’s (double major) in Economics and German from the University at Albany in New York.

Our Investors

Centerline Airport Partners through the founders’ experience work diligently to tailor its services and approach to fit the requirements of each unique contract, blending professional intellect, quality communication, and best practices with unsurpassed dedication, ensuring each airport’s administration, employee, and passenger’s needs are wholly addressed