Recent Airport News – Palma de Mallorca

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Palma de Mallorca airport to host the world premiere of the latest Audi model

The Palma de Mallorca airport has been chosen as the setting for the world premiere of the new Audi TT Roadster.

So from now until next February 15th, dozens of professionals in the motor industry will come to Mallorca to test-drive the model for a few hours while touring the island, as reported in a statement from AENA.

Once landed the drivers will be directed to the allotted area for the event, which will be located in the area outside arrivals at Palma airport.

Palma de Mallorca Airport returned more than 1,100 lost objects from its facilities in 2014

The lost Property Office at Palma de Mallorca Airport recorded 6,370 lost items, of those 1,136 were returned to their owners last year.

The majority of the lost belongings came from the security filters where they were collected and taken to the Lost Property Office, which recorded and stored these to be retrieved by their owners.

As for the objects that are most frequently lost, these include; tablets, computers, phones, glasses, jewelry, belts, backpacks, purses and clothing accessories among others.

Those items that are not claimed after two years are donated to various nonprofit organizations as stipulated by law.  In 2014, the Airport gave 1,303 objects to the associations of the Red Cross and Caritas Diocesana in Mallorca.

Passengers who have lost property at the airport may contact the lost property Office situated in the arrivals Terminal or call 971 78 94 56 or send an email to pmiobjhallados@aena.es. The office hours are from 9:00-17:00 Monday to Friday and from 9:00-13:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Spain to float airports operator Aena

Aena’s listing, which is expected to see shares start trading on February 11, will come at a moment of intense investor interest in Spanish equities after several years of post-crisis dormancy.

Aena is the world’s largest airport operator by passenger numbers, with close to 200m traveler arrivals or departures last year.  Spain was the world’s third most-visited nation in 2014, with 65 million visitors.

Aena controls the major airports of Madrid and Barcelona, as well as lucrative tourism hubs in Málaga, Palma de Mallorca and the Canary Islands. The Spanish group also owns London’s Luton airport, as well as a string of provincial airports across its home market.

Revenues from Aena’s commercial and retail activities rose especially strongly compared to the previous year, and were up 16 per cent.

Demand for shares pushes up Spain’s Aena IPO price

Strong demand for shares in Aena’s initial public offering is pushing up the price, increasing the chances that key shareholders which initially committed to the offer may eventually be priced out, sources close to the process say.

As the Spanish economy puts a six-year crisis firmly behind it, Spain is selling a 49 percent stake in Aena in its biggest privatization since 1997, a flotation that values the whole of the firm at up to 8.7 billion euros. ($9.9 billion)

The official and non-binding price range was raised earlier this week to 53 to 58 euros per share, from the 43 to 55 euros per share originally announced.

With retail and institutional demand enough to cover shares on offer several times over, the non-binding price range has risen to above the maximum price to which the cornerstone investors — Ferrovial, British fund TCI and Corporacion Financiera Alba — had committed.


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