Spain’s secretary of state of transport Isaiah Taboas stated that AENA has commenced sourcing potential investors for the privatisation programme of Madrid Barajas and Barcelona airports (Infrastructure Journal, 27-May-2011).
Madrid and Barcelona airports readied for tender
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