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Aena interested in acquiring UK airports held by Ferrovial and Macquarie fund

Norbolsa | Aena (AENA) is interested in acquiring the UK airports of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton owned by Ferrovial and the Macquarie fund, which are looking to sell 100% of their stakes for around €1,000 million.The deal fits in with Aena’s strategic plan to expand its business outside Spain, as well as Ferrovial’s strategy as it continues to seek an exit from UK airports.


Justice ministry reopens Aena’s claim for costs caused by Covid

Intermoney | The Justice ministry has ordered the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAV) to re-examine the claim that Aena (Maintain, PO €170) presented at the time on account of the costs caused by the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, according to Cinco Días. In December 2021, the DGAV denied any compensation to the operator, although now the Supreme Court has ruled that the administration should hear its arguments again,…

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Aena say IAG’s takeover of Air Europa would strengthen Barajas hub and Spanish economy

Link Securities| The president of Aena, Maurici Lucena, has defended the increase in airport taxes by 4.09% from 1 March despite obtaining record profits in 2023, which he has justified, in part, by the “efficiency” in its operations, the newspaper Expansión published yesterday. He argued his position because it complies with the law that regulates Aena and, secondly, out of respect for Aena’s shareholders. In addition, Lucena has expressed his…

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Aena’s airports register all-time record number of passengers in a single month of January

CdM| The airports of the Aena (AENA) network in Spain have closed the first month of 2024 with an all-time record number of passengers and cargo in a single month of January, thus maintaining the upward trend of much of last year. In January 2024, Aena received 18,667,212 passengers, 10.3% more than in the same month of 2023; it handled 165,909 aircraft movements, 6% more than in 2023; and 91,752…


Spanish airport traffic grows 16.2% in 2023 to 283.2 million passengers, exceeding 2019 traffic by 2.9%

Renta 4 | Passenger traffic figures for 2023 have shown an excellent performance, mainly in the last quarter of the year, when they have comfortably exceeded the figures reached before the pandemic. The rest of the year the figures were slightly above 2019 (the exception was June where they were slightly below the pre-pandemic traffic). Overall, there was a growth of +16.2% compared to 2022, reaching a 2.9% higher traffic…

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Aena considers buying Edinburgh Airport for nearly €3 billion

Bankinter | Aena (AENA) is analysing the purchase of Edinburgh Airport for nearly €3 billion. Aena is looking into the possibility of participating in the sale of Edinburgh airport, 80.9% owned by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), which has hired HSBC and JPMorgan for a transaction that should be carried out during the first half of this year. GIP aims to raise around £2.5 billion (€2.9 billion). Assessment: This potential acquisition…


Aena’s November traffic up 8% compared to pre-pandemic; company could achieve 2023 Ebitda of €2,800m

Intermoney| Aena (AENA) (Hold, €150/share) announced on Tuesday, with the market open, the passenger and freight traffic figures for the month of November. Over the entire month, the number of passengers, 19.7 million, represented an increase of almost 8% compared to the same period in 2019. On this occasion, both Barajas and El Prat returned to growth compared to pre-pandemic, with increases of 1% and 4%, respectively. Malaga, Spain’s third…


Aena gets go-ahead to expand Luton’s capacity to 19M passengers

Luton, the London airport in which AENA has a 51% stake, has received authorisation from the British Department for Transport and the Department for Communities to increase its capacity to 19 million passengers per year, compared to the current limit of 18 million. This expansion does not require any new construction or investment. Assessment: Good news for Aena, which will allow it to increase Luton’s capacity by 5% without the…

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Aena passenger traffic to September remains above pre-pandemic levels

Intermoney | Aena (AENA) (Hold, Target Price €150/share) released last Friday, with the market open, the Spanish passenger traffic data for September. Some 27.5 million passengers transited through Aena’s airports last month, +1.5% above 2019 levels. The dichotomy was again observed between Madrid and Barcelona on the one hand, which remain below pre-pandemic levels, -3% and -10%, respectively, and the rest, which exceed this threshold, highlighting Valencia (+20%) and Malaga…


Operations temporarily suspended at AENA-run London Luton after massive car park blaze

Banco Sabadell: Luton Airport (about 4% of AENA’s EBITDA) suffered a fire early on Thursday morning in the Terminal 2 car park, which forced it to suspend all flights until the situation is under control. Assessment: Negative news, but with a very limited impact insofar as Luton’s weight in AENA is not significant, moreover, at a time of year when activity is lower. It would be normal for flights to…