Ferrovial hit by big drop on the Spanish IBEX index

Shares in Ferrovial, shareholder in BAA, slumped 11.3% yesterday, as Spain’s IBEX slid 5.94% yesterday. Spain’s sovereign debt levels and weak economic outlook is contributing to a lack of investor confidence in the past few days, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stating Spain is still suffering a very deep recession.

Auckland Airport domestic traffic up 8.8% in Dec-2009

Shares in Auckland Airport rose 0.5% yesterday, ahead of the release of its traffic report for Dec-2009 and the 12 months ended 31-Dec-2009. Dec-2009 showed signs of a revival in domestic traffic (+8.8% year-on-year), while improvements late in the year reduced the impact of a decline in domestic traffic for the full year (-0.4%). Shares in Auckland Airport have dipped 1.0% in trade today. Details of the report include:

  • Dec-2009:
    • Passenger numbers:
      • International: 702,118, +0.3% year-on-year;
      • Domestic: 534,369, +8.8%;
    • Aircraft movements: 13,400, -0.8%.
  • 2009:
    • Passenger numbers:
      • International: 7.4 million, -1.9% year-on-year;
      • Domestic: 5.8 million, -0.4%;
    • Aircraft movements: 154,415, -4.3%.

Auckland Airport also issued 46.8 million ordinary shares yesterday at NZD1.65 yesterday. The number of securities in the class has been increased to 1.27 billion following the issue.

Auckland Airport’s traffic report is featured in today’s edition of Airport Business Daily, which also includes the following traffic and financial highlights:

Selected airports daily share price movements (% change): 04-Feb-2010