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New satellite navigation system available for landings at the Spanish airports Airports

Málaga ATC tower during the works

Last week Aena announced a new satellite navigation system is available for landings at the Spanish airports through a press release which translation follows: The GBAS system is already available at one Spanish airport Aena is worldwide leader in starting new technologies and introduces operations based on satellite navigation 05 May 2014 As from today, Aena offer the possibility of landing at a Spanish airport using a modern satellite navigation system which suppose a significant step with regard to safety, cost savings and effectiveness for the air transport users. This is the satellite navigation system named GBAS (Ground Based Augmentation…

Foreign airlines will continue to grow in Málaga Airlines,Airports,FC Tools

Málaga Airport Terminal - © Leoncio J / Flickr

Official data from Aena says eight out of the first ten operators in Málaga airport are not Spanish airlines. Malagahoy.es made contact with the management of four foreign airlines. They highlight the importance of Málaga for their companies although they showed their concern about the future, considering the doubts on the Aena’s privatisation process and the airport prices that will have to be paid in the medium and long term. This is a key to analyse the returns and decide the investments. Ryanair The leading company in Málaga is Ryanair. Last year they served nearly three million passengers, about double its closest competitor. This means…

Profitable airports dropped to eight in 2012 Airports

Palma de Mallorca one of the profitable airports / shutterstock

Despite the efforts to reduce costs and increase revenues, in 2012 the number of profitable airports dropped from eleven to eight.Thus, the only profitable airports where Bilbao, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Valencia, Tenerife South, Seville, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. The latter two made a 73 million Euro profit each.Alicante, Valencia and Fuerteventura entered into losses in 2012, to join a list where Madrid, Málaga, Santiago de Compostela and La Palma are emphasised.Aena, chaired by José Manuel Vargas, expect an EBITDA of 1,600 million Euros at the end of this year. Traffic has dropped in the Spanish airports by 4.4% up to October, but the foreign passenger growth might help to improve figures at the end of the year. In the…

Vueling to open a base in Brussels Airlines

Vueling A320 EC-HHA in Valencia airport by Rob Wilson / Shutterstock.com

Vueling will have a 180-seater A320 with his new base in Brussels, as from May 1, where they have scheduled seven new routes i.e. Rome, Venice,Lisbon, Porto, Santiago de Compostela, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca. Yesterday, the airline announced they expect to increase their seat availability in Brussels by 108% regarding last summer. In particular, they will connect the Belgian city with Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante and Málaga apart from the other new seven destinations. With this, it will be the first time for Vueling to connect two cities out of Spain. Thanks to their base in Brussels, they will fly directly to Rome, Venice, Porto and Lisbon. All four routes will be served year round. Rome…

Andalusia’s Government seeks mediation for the Swissport Spain strike Handling

The Government of the Andalusia Autonomous Region has asked Aena to mediate disputes on the indefinite Swissport strike called by Swissport Spain.Amongst the Spanish Airports operated by Swissport Spain, Málaga, Almería and Jerez correspond to Andalusia.A representative from the Government, Mr Antonio Jesús Roldán, said he wants to avoid the extension in time of the Swissport strike because it is affecting to tourism. Therefore, they will make contact with Aena and Swissport for them “to try and find a solution as soon as possible and an agreement can be reached which allows the stops are called off.”   Source: DiaroDeSevilla.es

Airlines programme more than 81 million seats in winter Airlines

Aena increase

According to the press release published by AENA, the airline programs have increased a 3.7% on next winter 2013 season comparing with W12, with an offer of more than 81 million seats.The prevision means an increase by airports of: 1.9% in MAD with more than 21 million seats offered , BCN +5% with more than 16 million seats, AGP +10.5% with more than 4 million seats and ALC +13.4% more than 3.5 million seats offered.There is a significant increase in the seats offered in the Canary Airports; TFS +16.3% with more than 5 million, TFN +6.3% with more than 2 million, LPA +13% with…

Spanish Airport Traffic evolution – August 2013 Airports

Aena has published the statistics related to the Spanish Airports between January and August 2013. You can find a copy of the spreadsheet here. It shows detail on the traffic evolution at each airport. The file has two tabs at the bottom left corner: one with the figures for the month of August and the other one with overall data between January and August. Each tab shows three tables with detail on passengers, operations and cargo respectively.It is worth noting that Barcelona is in August, for the first time, the airport leading the ranking for passengers in Spain, after all the summer…

Foreign tourism anticipates a record year Airports

Despite the bad start of the year and the poor expectations based on flight bookings, the beginning of the high season (July to September) anticipates a record year in hotel occupancy and income thanks to the foreign tourism.A key for this change to happen is the strength of our three big source markets (the United Kingdom, Germany and France) which bring 55% of the foreign tourism. The first data handled by entrepreneurs indicate unprecedented occupancy rates since the start of the financial crisis. The expected rates would be over 80% in August in five out of the 6 major touristic regions…

Swissport Spain calls for an indefinite time strike Airports,Handling

According to the media, Swissport Spain calls for an indefinite time strike after lack of agreement with Swissport Spain. This strike would be as from 10th August and according to the media would affect to Barcelona, Jerez, Almería, Alicante, Málaga, Fuerteventura, Valencia and Madrid cargo terminal with specific calendars, so we suggest contacting your local staff or agents for further clarify.According to the media, Unions say that Swissport is not complying with the agreed CPI increase and the agreed shifts system. On the other hand, media explain how Swissport Handling (which serves Madrid and Lanzarote airports) reached an agreement with UGT and USO Unions but not with CCOO (the other main union). Source: http://www.finanzas.com/  

Spanish Airports double Russian passenger numbers Airports

Russian flag

995,000 Russian passengers used the Spanish airports in 2008. In 2012 these numbers were doubled to reach 2.1 million.The main increase has taken place in Barcelona where they tripled passengers figures to get 1.2 million in 2012. Madrid increased these passengers by 24% in the last 5 years.Tenrife South had over 173,300 passengers from the Russian Federation in 2012. This is 74.8% over the figures of 2008.In Palma, this kind of traffic multiplied by over 3 to reach 163,000 passengers in 2012.Málaga got 92,106 travellers, increasing by 70.2%.The number of flights has increased by nearly 80% in the same period,…