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Australasian airport investors return to Europe in droves

6-Dec-2012

With occasional and rare exceptions, recent years have witnessed defections by Asian and Australasian investors from the wider European marketplace in favour of apparently richer pickings in Asia itself, where industry growth has been more stable. Macquarie Airports is perhaps the best example, retrenching back to its Australian base and even renaming itself Sydney Airport, as if to emphasise the point. But recently those investors, especially Australasian funds, are moving back into a Europe that remains encumbered by stagnant economic growth throughout much of the euro zone and the UK, crippling taxes, stiff regulation and, in the UK, policy making that is in suspended animation. [1702 words]

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Subheadings:

  • AMP secures 49% of UK’s Newcastle Airport
  • IMF doubles up on Stansted and ANA
  • Two funds are better than one
  • Cheung Kong beats its own drum

Graphs and data:

  • Newcastle International Airport network summary: at 04-Nov-2012
  • Newcastle International Airport capacity share (% of seats) by carrier: 29-Oct-2012 to 04-Nov-2012
  • London Stansted Airport capacity share (% of seats) by carrier: 29-Oct-2012 to 04-Nov-2012
  • London Gatwick Airport capacity share (% of seats) by carrier: 29-Oct-2012 to 04-Nov-2012
  • Wellington International Airport capacity share (% of seats) by carrier: 29-Oct-2012 to 04-Nov-2012
  • London Stansted
  • ANA, Portugal
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