Tag Archives: Tenders

Aeromur officially drops out of Corvera Airports

EC-IUX, Beech Super King Air B200, (cn BB-1840), TAS Transportes Aéreos del Sur, landing at San Javier by Fotero - Flickr

Despite Aena’s initial hesitation, Murciatoday published a report that Ana Pastor, the Minister of Development, gave her approval of the closure of San Javier airport to civil traffic which is to be replaced by Corvera. Murciatoday mentioned that during Pastor’s recent visit to Murcia, “the subject of the compensation which will have to be paid to Aena for investments made at San Javier when the airport is closed down was once again raised. The figure is currently being quoted in the press at 37 million euros, a debt which will be shouldered by whichever company wins the contract to manage…

Aena awarded the ramp handling licenses for its 43 airports Handling

A view from door 2L of the left wing of Iberia Airbus A340-600 EC-JOH upon arrival at Madrid Barajas Airport by Matt Hintsa - Flickr

Yesterday evening Aena announced they have awarded the ramp handling licenses for their 43 airports. In November, Aena received 167 bids for its 19 major airports. Beforehand, in March, they received 10 bids for the ramp handling licenses in the 22 Spanish airports with less than a million passengers per year within the first phase of the handling tender. Now, they have awarded all the licenses together, which will be in effect for the next seven years. With the new licenses Aena offers more competitive ground handling solutions to airlines, adapting their pricing structure to the particular needs. In terms and…

San Javier awarded as the best small airport in Europe Airports

Murcia-San Javier airport by Joaquin Vanschoren - Flickr

The Airports Council International awarded San Javier airport a prize as the best European airport with fewer than 2 million passengers per year. The information was published in LaVerdad, where they interviewed the Murcia-San Javier airport director, Mr. Pedro Vicente Gallut. This distinction has been received just as Aena, the Government of Spain and the local Government are in talks for the closure of San Javier to open Corvera. It is surprising that San Javier continues to lose passengers and airlines despite the excellence of their services. Also, it is difficult to understand why Alicante keeps gaining travelers in the same area in…

EasyJet: “Growth in Spain is focused on the Canaries and the Balearics” Airlines

Easyjet A319 at Lanzarote airport by Andy Mitchell / Wikimedia Commons

EasyJet has left behind the passenger loss in the Spanish airports suffered as a consequence of the Madrid base closure at the end of 2012. The British carrier had a passenger gain of 6% this summer with regard to 2013. They are confident that they will end the year with an increase of 2.5%. According to the information published by CincoDías, Javier Gándara – director of easyJet in Spain and Portugal – said “this year we will grow to reach 12.3 million passengers compared to the 12 million that we transported in 2013”. He added that “growth in Spain is totally…

Aena receives 167 handling bids for its 19 major airports Airports,Handling

Iberia's plane Terminal 4

The airport list at the bottom of this post has been updated: 19 November, 2014 According to ABC, yesterday the period for presenting offers for the second phase of the renovation of handling licenses in the 19 major airports in the Aena network ended. The companies Iberia, Globalia, Acciona and Menzies are the confirmed participants. Five of the 19 major airports (Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Barcelona-El Prat, Málaga-Costa del Sol, Alicante-Elche y Palma de Mallorca) expect to have three agents and 15 licenses are up for bid. The other 14 airports (Asturias, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Girona, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Menorca,Tenerife Sur, Tenerife Norte,…

Aena’s IPO is postponed at least until February 2015 Regulations

Aena logos at Barcelona airport / Lali Masriera

Yesterday, the Spanish Government decided to postpone the Aena’s IPO which was expected for November, 12. The reason behind this is that there was a “formal defect” in choosing the auditor for that process; there was not a public tender. This auditor is supposed to be responsible to ensure that the company accounts are in order before being listed on the Spanish stock exchange. Yesterday, ElDiario.es informed that, last week, the Government’s board should have approved the Aena’s IPO for a 28% of the company to go public. Afterwards, the Spanish Agency for market regulation – CNMV – was supposed to authorise the brochure….

Ryanair discarded its bid for Aena, Catalá leaves Enaire Regulations

Strait of Gibraltar view from a Ryanair’s plane / flickr.com

As we have been informing, Enaire is currently responsible for Aena SA. Enaire will continue to be 100% a State company, in charge of the air navigation in Spain. On the other hand, Aena SA, the Spanish airport manager, is being sold by 49%. Ryanair discarded its bid for Aena According to CincoDías Ryanair discarded its bid for Aena. They had been announcing that they were exploring the documents, but the deadline for bids was yesterday and Ryanair discarded theirs just the day before. According to EuropaPress, the Spanish Minister of Development – Ana Pastor – assured there are national and international investors which have confirmed…

Ryanair terminates Swissport contract to do self handling Airlines,Handling

Swissport staff performing ramp handling to a Ryanair plane in Madrid airport / Flickr-ÁlvaroBa

After over seven years Ryanair terminates Swissport contract, both for passengers and ramp handling, in Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport. The reason behind this is that Aena finally accepted the Ryanair request to perform self ramp handling.Ramp handling is limited in the Spanish airportsThe ramp handling in the Spanish airports is not open and can be performed only by those agents who have a license. In fact, the second phase for the handling tender is currently under process. It is precisely this phase which will determine the new companies entitled to offer ramp handling services to airlines at Madrid airport.Apart from the ramp…

Handling tender second phase in Spanish airports Handling

Iberia's plane Terminal 4

Following with the renovation process of Handling licenses in the Spanish airports, AENA has published a press release with the terms and conditions  for the Handling tender second phase. This public tender deals with ramp handling licenses for third parties. The Handling tender second phase includes 19 airports with more than one million passengers per year. These airports will have two or three handling agents. Additionally to this, it is bid the ramp license for one only handling agent for both El Hierro and La Gomera airports. The new licenses will be in force for seven years. In this handling tender second phase, the…

Fuel licenses out to tender in the Spanish airports Handling,Regulations

Shell Petrol Tanker at airport / Flickr-Carlos Manuel Reyes Santos

Aena is putting 37 fuel licenses out to tender for 39 airports of the net. These fuel licenses are expected to last for seven years. A previous consultation process is being started with airlines.Thus, Aena is starting to renew the fuel licenses through a workshop which is open to the airport user committee in which airlines are integrated. This is intended for them to participate in the definition of the tender terms and conditions.The consultation process is expected to last for two months. With its conclusions, Aena will define and publish the terms and conditions.A two-phased tenderIn the first phase…