Aena: passenger traffic and profits higher than in 2019

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Aenawho manage 46 airports in Spainexperienced a surge in passenger traffic during the first half of 2023 and in the wake of the higher profits than in the same period of 2019.

In the Iberian Peninsula, 129.4 million passengers passed through its terminals during the first six months of the year, an increase of 23.4% in one year. By integrating the British airport London-Luton, which specializes in low-cost airlines, and the airports managed by the Spanish group in Brazil, Aena welcomed 144.1 million passengers, i.e. 22.8% more than in 2022. and slightly more than in 2019.

The semi-public group earned 607 million euros in net profits over the first six months of the year, compared to 277 million euros over the same period in 2022, still affected by the restrictions introduced in the face of the health crisis, and against 559 million euros in the first half of 2019. Turnover, back in the green a year ago after two years of cumulative losses, reached 2.33 billion euros, an increase of 24.1 % over one year. These results enabled the airport manager to “exceed» his activity level of «before pandemic“, he underlines in a press release.

Aena, 51% owned by the Spanish state, saw its financial debt increase despite these good results: the latter reached 7.07 billion euros at the end of June, against 6.15 billion at the end of March and 6.24 billion at the end of December. . The Spanish group announced at the end of March that it had signed a 30-year concession contract for 11 airports in Brazil, including that of Congonhas, in São Paulo. This contract, presented as the “largest international operationin its history, was won following a call for tenders in August 2022, for an amount of $530 million.

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