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Malaga Airport serves the city of Malaga, a major tourist destination in southern Spain and gateway to the Costa del Sol. Malaga is the second biggest city in Andalusia and sixth biggest in Spain. The airport is the fourth busiest in the country, after Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. Malaga is also one of the main gateways to the Spanish exclaves of Ceuta and Melilla and is located 130km from Gibraltar. LCCs and leisure carriers dominate traffic as Ryanair, easyJet and Vueling all operate significant networks from Malaga. Delta Air Lines and Air Transat's seasonal services link the airport with North America. Malaga is operated by state-owned AENA Aeropuertos.

Location of Malaga Airport, Spain and Canary Islands

Ground Handlers and Cargo Handlers servicing Malaga Airport


 
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AENA: high airport charges deter traffic at Spain’s airports. Ryanair discounts its discount scheme

8-Nov-2013 9:13 PM

Following dramatic declines in airport passenger numbers in 2012 and 2013, Spanish airports operator AENA has decided to introduce an airport charge discounting scheme to offer incentives to airlines to grow their traffic in Spain once more. With plans being formulated to privatise Spanish airports, the success of this initiative will be closely watched by both industry participants and potential investors.

In this report, we examine traffic trends at AENA and consider whether they have been affected by higher airport charges. Our analysis suggests that there is a clear link and so action to reverse falling traffic numbers through lower charges seems a logical step.

The questions then are whether the discounts offered will have the desired effect and how sustainable will be any resultant growth in passenger numbers.

Ryanair is the biggest carrier in Spain by passenger numbers and its CEO Michael O’Leary has called AENA’s discount scheme “almost unachievable”.

airberlin flies deeper into the red despite oneworld and Etihad ties

29-Aug-2012 5:42 PM

The airberlin-Etihad Airways rumor mill has been working overtime in recent weeks with German publication Manager Magazin reporting that Etihad CEO James Hogan is seeking to replace airberlin Group CEO Hartmut Mehdorn as soon as possible due to the continuing poor financial performance of the company and the slow pace of restructuring. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad increased its shareholding in Air Berlin PLC from 3% to 29.21% in Dec-2011, becoming the company’s largest single shareholder.

airberlin reported a consolidated net loss of EUR66.2 million in 2Q2012, a 53% deepening of the EUR43.9 million deficit posted in the year-ago period. The company intends to sell eight aircraft to help cut debt by EUR300 million by the end of 2012 and improve its liquidity position and equity ratio. airberlin’s shareholders equity amounted to just EUR101.3 million as of 30-Jun-2012 and the equity ratio stood at just 4% as compared to 11.2% on 30-Jun-2011.

‘State capitalism’ evident in the airport sector?

23-Aug-2010 2:47 PM

The Economist magazine has recently presented evidence in several articles that suggests the propensity for industrial and commercial intervention by the state in rich countries is increasing. It pointed to the Japanese Government’s desire to create a "Japan Inc", deepening the links between business and government, and the lavishing of money by the state on banks and carmakers in the US and Europe.

‘Old faithful’ Monarch puts its faith in Spain

13-Aug-2010 7:55 PM

The British scheduled and charter airline Monarch has announced its winter flying programme for 2010-11, with plans to add frequencies on existing key scheduled routes and add new services. Monarch has established its scheduled division, Monarch Scheduled, previously known as Gold Crown, as one of the major operators of flights to the Mediterranean despite having adjusted its service offer in accordance with low-cost competition, much to the annoyance of some of its original clients.

Ryanair remains profitable and maintains full year profit target; profits hit by ash cloud in 1Q2011

21-Jul-2010 5:21 PM

Ryanair remained profitable in the three months ended Jun-2010 (1QFY2011) reporting a quarterly profit that exceeded analysts’ estimates, with the carrier also forecasting that fares may rise by as much as 15% in the current period (after increasing 5% in the Jun-2010 quarter).

easyJet CEO, Andrew Harrison Ash and snow take a bite out of easyJet, but still profitable

13-May-2010 3:45 PM

Mother nature is going to cost easyJet as much as GBP100 million this year, but the UK-based LCC does not expect that to prevent it from posting a healthy profit. Winter snow disruptions in 2009 and 2010 resulted in losses of approximately GBP25 million. The recent ash-related airspace shut downs are expected to cost another GBP50-75 million.

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