Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fraport to close Ljubljana Airport deal

Fraport poised for Ljubljana Airport takeover

Germany’s Fraport is in the final stages of acquiring a 75.5% stake in Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. The operator is set to complete its takeover talks with the state investment firm Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SDH), which is in charge of selling state assets, by the end of next week. The news comes after the German conglomerate made the highest offer for a majority share in the airport, outbidding French concession and construction company Vinci, as well as Hong Kong-based Friedmann Pacific Investment Holding. The current political tussle in Slovenia over the formation of a new coalition government is unlikely to delay the sales process, although the winning party of last month’s snap parliamentary elections, which will lead the new government, has expressed caution over privatising state-owned companies.

According to Slovenian press, the multi billion euro management and transport company is set to put emphasis on developing Ljubljana Airport’s cargo traffic, which currently outperforms regional rivals such as Zagreb and Belgrade. Furthermore, Fraport will look into plans at developing a new terminal at Ljubljana Airport. While no firm figures for Fraport’s 75.5% stake in Jože Pučnik Airport have been released, it is believed the deal is worth over 100 million euros. The operator was reportedly prepared to make a bid for Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport’s concession had talks over Ljubljana Airport’s takeover failed.

Fraport, officially known as Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide, manages Europe’s third busiest airport - Frankfurt. In addition, the company also runs several major airports across the world including Cairo, Delhi, Hanover, Pulkovo Airport in Saint Petersburg and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Closer to home, Fraport manages Bulgaria’s Varna and Burgas airports. Furthermore, the conglomerate administrates the main international airports in Lima in Peru, Xi’an in China, Antalya in Turkey and the new airport in Dakar in Senegal, which is currently under construction. The company boasts some 20.000 employees and in 2013 generated revenue of 2.6 billion euros.

23 comments:

  1. Congratulations Ljubljana. All the best in the future with your new owner. Hopefully the airport will grow.

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    1. I wonder if they will try to attract some pax from Zagreb and its surrounding area with frequent shuttle service or something similar...

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  2. Will Fraport still bid for Belgrade?

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    1. Nedaj boze oni da kupe BEG .
      Ja sam za Arape mnogo su bolji od Fraporta.
      INN

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    2. Nevjerovatno je da netko živi na njemačkoj granici stalno okružen Njemcima a toliko ih mrzi. Mislim da bi bilo pametno da se odseliš iz tebi tako omraženog područja i odseliš u arapske zemlje.

      Dosta je dvolično živjeti u germaniziranom području i toliko pričati protiv njega.

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    3. Vi zivite blizu srpskog podrucija i mrzite ga toliko.
      Naravno da nebi voleo da Fraport uzme BEG, 101% je bolje da ga uzmu arapi nego nemci pitajte pametnije osobe iz te oblasti.
      DLH A380 zakasnio 2 min i morao da se vrati sa piste pun u FRA da fraport je super ;)
      INN

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    4. @ INN

      Toliko siris mrznju i dezinformaciju da je to za Ginesova kniga rekorda, svaka ti cast.

      Kako si ti napisao, da je DLH A380 vratio na poziciju sa piste ne znaci da je tu kriv fraport. Mogao da je to kvar sa motorom, mozda su imali problematican putnik, medicinski slucaj itd.

      Fraport su odlicni, mislim da ce oni lepo da obavljaju posao na LJU.

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    5. JATBEGMEL
      Nije nikakav kvar nego mu nije dozvolio da uzleti zato sto je zakasnio 2 min. Ja samo uzvracam na provokacije koje mi idu na zivce da ce se svi povuci iz BEG. ASL ima monopol na LYBE.
      LJU se prodao Fraportu da se nebi Adria ugasila ;)
      INN

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    6. Izgubio slot, i? niti prvi niti poslednji. I kako si molim te uzvratio provokacije?

      I opet siris dezinformaciju, opet cackas za provokacije i rasprave koju niti su korisne niti je potrebno. Manire i ponasanje ti je dno dna.

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    7. JATBEGMEL
      Nije nego se aerodrom zatvarao u 23h a on dosao u 23:02h.
      Na kakve dezinformacije tacno mislite.
      Jesam prvi jos otkad rekao da EC nece ugasiti Adriu, tad mi se vecina smejala ali Adria i dalje radi ;) . Za ponasanje priznajem da previse reagujem ali necu da dozvolim da neko stalno pljuje tudje a svoje dize do nebesa a losi je je od toga sto pljuju .
      INN

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    8. I to nije prvi slucaj niti poslednji.

      Tvoje 'reakcije' uvek dolazi uz netacne informacije, kako ovde tako i na fejs. I kad ljudi su u pravu o nekim stavovima i dalje teras po svome. Dobar ti primer je kad si trazio ljudi na ovom blogu da te bodri na raspravu vezano za Er Srbiju.

      Takodje, kakve veze ima LH kasnjenje na exYU blog. Nema nikakve. Trazis raspravu.

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    9. Prvo totalna je glupost tvoja izjava da ja mrzim Srbiju i Srbe. Niti znaš tko sam pa niti možeš znati koga mrzim ili ne. Ja u Srbiji imam mnogo prijatelja, u mojoj firmi rade Srbi i potpuno su jednaki kao i Hrvati, naravno. A tvoj komentar jest generaliziranje i krajni nacionalizam jer iako nemaš pojma tko sam ipak si me nazvao mrziteljem. Zbog tvojih blentavih nacionalističkih komentara meni nikad ne bi palo napalet da prozivam cijeli narod kojem pripadaš. No, ti si to pravo uzimaš. Žalostno da se "školuješ" u zemlji koja tako što ne tolerira, pa iak nisi uspio prihvatiti civilizirane manire i minimalne standarde.

      I za primjer tvojih dezinformacija o kojima govori JATBEGMEL da išta znaš o zračnom promet znao bi da ban na letove od 23 do 5 sati nije napravio Fraport nego regionalna vlada i grada Frankfurt temeljem zahtjeva stanovnika. Fraport se na to žalio, lobirao, čak i pokrenuo sudski postupak, no isto mu je ipak, nakon svega, nametnuto. Stoga ne lupaj o stvarima o kojima ne znaš ništa.

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  3. My deepest sympathy for LJU airport. I work for an international airline in Frankfurt for more than 25 years. Fraport is not capable of running a decent airport at home, less then ever abroad. I could reveal some stories that are unbelievable. Among them that after building T2 in FRA, they discovered that in whole areas toilets were simply forgotten. Fraport wanted to take over the handling of our airline this year and LOST the tender papers!

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  4. Very interesting about freight being their main point of focus. Several airports have made major cash by focusing on that area. Didn't know LJU had more cargo than ZAG and BEG. Interesting.

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  5. Ljubljana Airport looks beutiful in that picture :)

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  6. Good luck, Ljubljana!

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  7. Last year cargo figures in LJU are the same as BEG and ZAG together...

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    1. Amazing info. Cargo can really bring nice profits for pax airlines.

      To compare BEG and LJU in terms of cargo for last year:

      * LJU - 17.777 tons
      * BEG - 8.704 tons

      Belgrade might hit the 10.000 tons this year but will still be a long way from what LJU is seeing.

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    2. I think we might fall short of 10.000 tons- still it will still be an increase of about 30% which is fantastic. It really makes me wonder if BEG can handle more cargo, the capacities are not that great. Maybe it's time to consider expanding parking positions so as to separate cargo and passenger flights.

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  8. What happened to OU's flight to Belgrade? It has an epic delay! Is there a storm in Split or did the a/c go tech?

    Good job Norwegian from ARN and JU from TIV who landed in the storm while easyJet from GVA and DY from OSL diverted, the former to Timisoara and the latter to DBV.

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    1. I thing there are to little passengers on that route and that the flight will be canceled

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