LONDON | European traffic performed well, up 7.4%, despite the continuing weakness of the European economy. Amongst the countries where traffic increased were Italy, France and Germany.
MADRID | Enterprise will now be integrated into the UK Ferrovial Services’ subsidiary, Amey, creating one of the most diverse companies in the sector.
MADRID | Speaking to the shareholders, Ferrovial Chairman Rafael del Pino called for prioritizing economic growth and strong companies to enable Spain to create jobs once again. Ferrovial Shareholders’ Meeting, held today in Madrid, passed all the items on the agenda, including a dividend payment charged to reserves amounting to 0.25 per share; the company already distributed 1 euro per share in December.
Ferrovial Services will double its presence in the country, where it operates through Amey. Enterprise will be integrated into Amey to create one company with over 21,000 employees and revenues in excess of 2.6 billion euro.
LONDON | Heathrow company said it will deliver £248 million of savings to minimise airline charges by improving operational efficiency. It will retire old facilities such as Terminal 1 and invest in new facilities.
LONDON | 5.6 million passengers passed through Heathrow in December, a record for the month and up 2.0% on December 2011. This took the number of passengers for 2012 to almost 70 million, the highest ever for a calendar year at Heathrow, and an increase of 0.9% compared with 2011.
MADRID | Ferrovial reinforced its international footprint. Sales outside Spain accounted for 63% and international projects accounted for 63% of the combined Construction and Services backlog, which totalled 22.460 billion euro.
Ferrovial, through Cintra, its toll road subsidiary, will operate segments 5 and 6 of State Highway 130 (SH130) between Austin and San Antonio, Texas, for the next 50 years. This project represents a managed investment of 1.389 billion dollars.
The consortium headed by Ferrovial through subsidiary Ferrovial Agroman, in conjunction with American Infrastructure, has been chosen to design, build and finance the new US Route 460 highway in the state of Virginia. Construction is expected to start in 2014 and the new infrastructure will open to traffic in 2018.
Passenger and cargo traffic at Heathrow rose in September. BAA, owned by a Ferrovial-led consortium, took the opportunity to remind the British government of the strategic importance of strengthening London’s largest airport.