Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fraport buys out Ljubljana Airport operator

Fraport takes full control of Ljubljana Airport

German Airport conglomerate Fraport has taken over a further 22.4% stake in Ljubljana Jože Punčik Airport’s operator Aerodrom Ljubljana and now owns 97.9% of the company. The Germans will pay 57.3 million euros for the 22.4% stake at 61.75 euros per share. The price per share equals the price Fraport paid to a consortium of sellers, including the state, last month, when it took over 75.5% of Aerodrom Ljubljana for 177.1 million euros. Fraport plans to expand passenger and cargo traffic at Ljubljana Airport, as well as increase profits and the number of employees. In a statement, the CEO of the German company, Stefan Schulte, said, “We are here as long term investors. We are looking for a long term development of Ljubljana Airport”.

The CEO of Jože Pučnik Airport, Zmago Skobir, believes the acquisition on behalf of Fraport is a major milestone in the airport’s development. Mr. Skobir expects new airlines and routes to come as the deal is finalised. Air Serbia has already announced plans to double its frequency from Belgrade this December, while Swiss International Air Lines will commence daily flights from Zurich to the Slovenian capital starting March 29, 2015. Furthermore, Adria Airways will launch new routes to Berlin and Stockholm next summer. Fraport’s development plans for Ljubljana Airport are similar to those drafted by Aerodrom Ljubljana. Its first task will be to provide an even better service to passengers and the German operator has committed itself to modernising the current passenger terminal. However, projects for the construction of a new terminal and a new runway will depend on passenger growth and are not planned in the near future.

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. Ljubljana Airport handled 1.3 million passengers in 2013, earning a net profit of 5.2 million euros and recording revenue of some 31 million euros.

31 comments:

  1. OT: what is Swiftair's flight BEG-SOF that i see regularly?

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    1. It's operated on behalf of CSA Cargo as PRG-BEG-SOF.

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    2. CGN-BEG sa AT7F je isto jedna linija..?
      za UPS valjda

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    3. Koliko ja znam BEG-CGN je sa Atlantic Airways, sa SAABom.

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    4. No guys, you are all wrong, CSA cargo uses its own metal on the 2 weekly flight to PRG. The Swiftair flight is 5 weekly and goes from CGN. The only similrity is that both of them are via Sofia

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    5. So there is also Atlantic Airways flying to CGN? There was a flight yesterday.

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  2. Next year should be good for LJU. Hoping easyjet or wizz will expand. We need cheap flights

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  3. hope adria start doing better in skp soon....

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  4. OT: Kosovo je podneo Tuzbu protiv Makedonije pred Evropskoj komisii(mada mislim da evropska komisija ni je ovlascena da odlucuje dali i sve neko da subvencionira a da zemja ni je clan EU) zbog narusivanje konkurencije i dodelivanje subvencije na aviokompanije.... Je ima neko info da je tuzba pravno izdrzana i opravdana i dali je naruseno medzunarodno pravo??
    Evo i link od samog vest:
    http://faktor.mk/archives/133162?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kosovo-ja-tuzhi-makedonija-za-narushuvanje-na-konkurencijata-vo-aviosoobrakjajot

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    1. trla baba lan. Kosovo niti postoji, niti je član bilo kog tela preko kog/kojem bi mogao da tuži Makedoniju

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    2. Makedonija prepoznaje Kosovo kao suverenu i nezavisnu državu.

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  5. Jel moze neko normalan da mi objasni zasto Fratport kupuje malo po malo akcija a nije od jednom uzeo sve ?
    INN-NS

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    1. Nije kupio malo pa malo.... prvo drzavnih 75% a nakon toga jos dio od malih dionicara koji su imali ostatak dionica. Sada kada ima 98% vlastnistva moze po zakonu istisnut ( squeeze out) ostatak vlasnika I dw facto vec je postao jedini t.j. 100% vladnik firme za sljedecih 40 godina.

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    2. zasto 40 godine, vlasnik je vlasnik za uvjek, jedino ako proda ili ide u tecaj?

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  6. Danasnje vesti:

    http://www.tanjug.rs/novosti/154979/er-srbija-leti-samo-na-liniiji-beograd-zagreb-i-obrnuto.htm

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    1. To je novinarsko smece sto je Tanjug pronasao od Jutarnjeg Lista vidite da pise slovacka Adria
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    2. Супер значи све је у реду, може да се лети преко Београда на даље?

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    3. Hrvatska ne da, ocigledno zbog toga sto bi OU bio ugrozen.

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    4. Hrvatska je dala dozovle osim 5th freedom iz Zagreb za druge tacke. Logicno.

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    5. Naravno ce moci da se leti npr ZAG-BEG-SVO-BEG zato sto je CCAA vec odobrila to prosle nedelje to ste izgleda zaboravili.
      Smo obicna novinarska laz da bi zaradili nesto.
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    6. So it's okay to give 5th freedom to Turkey and Qatar but not Serbia?

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    7. "Hrvatska je dala dozovle osim 5th freedom iz Zagreb za druge tacke."

      Dakle Hrvatska je dala 6th freedom?

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    8. Pa dala je Qatru, Turkishu, a nije ASL-u, i sad cekam Hrvata koji ce da mi pametuje kako je Hrvatska "otvorila oci ostalim EU zemljama i prva se odlucila na hrabar potez ispaljivanja ASL-a". Dajte ljudi, ovo je odbrana OU-a. Moze za BEG, ne moze dalje. A to je bas cilj ASL-ovih letova za ZAG- transfer putnici. Nek mi kaze neki Hrvat da je ASL ovde pogresila, a nije u jos 20 gradova za koje je pocela da leti od svog pocetka (mada bilo je nekih problema sa Beirutom ako se ne varam). Ovo je odbrana OU-a, i to je ok. Koriste zakon, nisu uradili nista urnebesno. Vidim neki su poredili ono sto je "ASL uradila Wizzu" sa ovim. WizzAir je otisao sam iz BEG-a. Njihov cilj je bio cekanje Jata da bankrotira, kako bi Wizz postao najvazniji prevoznik u zemlji, bas kao sto je to slucaj u Madjarskoj i Makedoniji u ovom trenutku. Ali trt- Etihad kupio ASL, Wizzu zasmetalo- i sam je otisao. To uopste nema slicnosti sa ovim slucajem. Hrvatske vlasti stite njihovu nacionalnu aviokompaniju, to nije nista nezakonito, mada moram priznati da je malo patetican ovaj nacin odbrane. Trebalo je da povecaju kapacitete iz ZAG, a ne da teraju ASL. Uglavnom, nemam nista ja konkretno protiv Hrvatske, ali ovo je malo glup potez, bolje da su radili na usavrsavanju OU-a nego na teranju ASL-a.

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    9. You didn't understand me. Croatia has cleared JU to fly to ZAG. It was not issued 5th freedom as in fly from ZAG to some other city like Budapest but it can fly from ZAG to BEG and the passenger can go wherever the hell he wants from BEG. They gave the license last week I think it was Wednesday. It was on the day that this site reported they were given a license. They were cleared to fly with any plane from their fleet - ATR/A319/A320 twice per day.

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    10. I guess Croatia was afraid of Air Serbia launching domestic flights.

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    11. And after Jutarnji list, Slobodna Dalmacija comes out with a headline "Od 2015. letovi s Resnika do New Yorka preko - Beograda"

      http://www.slobodnadalmacija.hr/Split/tabid/72/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/265614/Default.aspx

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  7. Pa sta se i asl zaletala za taj Zag. Jako mi trziste. Bolje da su tim atr-om imali 7 weekly DBV i 7 weekly SPU.

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    1. Bas tako. Ovo je nista drugo do spasavanje OU-a koji se vec klima, ali ASL-u ZAG nista ne znaci, prezivece i bez transfernih putinka odatle. Tuzno je kako ljudi, umesto da ojacavaju OU, pokusavaju da oslabe ASL...Tuzno.

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    2. Ok, so did they got the permits or what, wasn't that solved few days ago?

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    3. I would fly 6 times a day to zag for 50 euros t/r and ou would collapse before asl and from the ashes a new yugo airline would take form.the croats have to understand one day that the rest of the yugorepublics are the closest friends they ever will have not germany or austria.

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