Category Archives: Charges

AECFA and New Tax starting 15th of September Standard

Aena logos at Barcelona airport / Lali Masriera

Last Tuesday 17th of June, Spanish Ministry of Fomento (Development) designated Asociación Española para la Coordinación y Facilitación de Franjas horarias (AECFA) as Slot Coordinator and Facilitator of the Spanish Airports within the Aenanet. Further to our post of 20th of January this change in the coordinator is in order to meet the European Regulation 95/93 about slot coordination in European airports which pretends an independent coordination from airlines and airports. The new association is primary made up of Aena (50%) and a number of airlines (50%): Iberia, Iberia Express, Vueling, Air Nostrum, Air Europa, Ryanair, Swiftair, Thomson Airways, Condor, Thomas Cook Airlines Ltd., Binter Canarias , Naysa and Canair The assignation of AECFA as Spanish coordinator and Mr….

European Commission criticizes the opacity on Aena’s charges Standard

Madrid airport Terminal 4

Spanish Airports are not transparent enough with regard to airport charges.This is the main conclusion extracted from a report published on Monday by the European Commission about the implementation of the airport charges policy.The report also estates that Aena do not discuss with airlines the changes applied in this area, so they do not comply with the regulation.The Law in question, which came into force in 2011, requires airports to discuss regularly with airlines about the airport charges, particularly when they are going to be modified. They must also inform about the runways and terminal costs taken into account to…

Barcelona to start collecting the new green tax in July Standard

Barcelona expected to start collecting the new green tax in July

Green tax: Following with the new green tax in Barcelona airport for the commercial flights that we had anticipated, please see below further detail: The law is expected to come into force in July 2014. Therefore, the green tax will have to be paid from then onwards. Taxpayers are airlines or flight operators departing from Barcelona airport. Special flights such as emergency landings or humanitarian flights are exempted from this green tax. Position flights are not considered as commercial flights and hence are exempted too. This green tax is to be paid as from the 1st of January of the year after…

The Minister confirms they are freezing charges in 2015 Standard

New Barcelona airport terminal

We informed yesterday that Aena would soften their charge increases or even freeze them despite the agreement reached in 2013. Today, the Spanish Minister of Development has announced the charges will be definitely frozen in 2015.Thus, Aena published this morning a press release which we have translated as follows: Pastor announces the airport charges will be frozen for 2015 and extends the incentives   Proposes a cero increase instead of the expected 4.5% The savings achieved thanks to the cost reduction plan in the last two years, together with the traffic increase make this possible Aena forgoes income by 151 million Euros…

Aena to soften the charge increase or even to freeze them Standard

Iberia's plane Terminal 4

AENA started in February the consultation process to set the charges for 2015, as established by the agreement signed on 23rd May 2013 between Aena Aeropuertos and the Airline Associations.As agreed, the maximum charge increase for 2015 was set at CPI plus three points. With regard to 2016, 2017 and 2018 a maximum charge increase of CPI plus four points was fixed.However, according to the information from EuropaPress this morning – based on sources from ACETA – during the meetings held so far both parties agreed that the positive traffic evolution during the months of January (2.5%) and February (3.1%) lead to expect traffic…

Madrid charges: Agreement for reduction Standard

Iberia aircrafts at Madrid airport / jmiguel rodriguez

The President of the Madrid Autonomous Region, Mr. Ignacio González, announced yesterday that an agreement with Iberia and Aena has been reached to reduce Madrid charges. Adolfo Suárez, Madrid-Barajas is the airport’s brand new name. González anticipated that 17 new routes will be opened.Last week, the Minister of Development, Ms. Ana Pastor, had met Mr. González, the Madrid Mayor – Ms. Ana Botella – and Mr. Luis Gallego – Iberia’s chairman, to promote air traffic in Madrid airport.During the meeting, also attended by the AENA’s chairman Mr. José Manuel Vargas, representatives of the Ministry of Development, the City Hall and the Autonomous Region,…

Aena becomes profitable Standard

Aena’s logo at Madrid Airport / David

Aena becomes profitable: The Aena Group published a press release confirming they had become profitable with benifits by 715 million Euros in 2013. According to this has been possible thanks to cuts in costs and increases in fees.Thus, the EBITDA – gross operating profit – reached 1,610 million Euros, 32.5% over those 1,215 million of 2012.Most of these net benefits come from Aena Aeropuertos which, for the first time, managed to be profitable and finished 2013 with a net income of 597 million Euros. In 2012 they had a loss by 75.7 million Euros.The Government is trying to privatise Aena Aeropuertos since June 2011 when the…

Consultation Process of airport rates for year 2015 Standard


Aena Aeropuertos has initiated the consultation process with Airline Associations on the amendments of airport charges for year 2015.The Aena’s proposal maintains the agreements reached with the airlines in 2013 to smooth the cost recovery process, which was set by Royal Decree 11/2013, and fixes the maximum increases until year 2018 as following: In 2015 the increase will be of CPI+3%. The maximum has been fixed  at 4.5% In 2016 the increase will be of CPI+4%. In this case, up to a maximum of 5.5% In 2017 the increase will be of CPI+4%. The fixed maximum is 5.5% too. In 2018 the increase…

The new Aena Charges are already in force Standard

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The new Aena charges: On March, 1 the Spanish Official Gazette (BOE) published the Law 1/2014. Through this law, the expected changes in the Aena charges are made official and have therefore immediate effect.As a consequence of this law, all fees charged by Aena since March 1 will be updated as previously explained in this summary.The Aena charges have been updated in our Flight Cost Calculator accordingly for your easy check and understanding. If you have any doubt just leave us a message.Due to the fact that Aena stopped collecting the approach charge, this fee does not appear in our FC Calculator any longer.On the other…

Air Navigation charges 2014 Standard

Eurocontrol logo

Air Navigation charges: Air Navigation charges for the Spanish airspace are not suffering any changes in 2014, as we already anticipated here,This has been confirmed today in the Official Gazette B.O.E., where you can find the new charges for the rest of participant countries in Eurocontrol.   Source: B.O.E.