New owners complete London Luton acquisitionNov 29, 2013
Airport managing director Glyn Jones said: “Our new owners arrive at an exciting period of change that will see the airport transformed. They come with a detailed knowledge of investment in transport services and infrastructure plus an impressive track record in airport operations.
“Their support is greatly welcomed as we work to ensure that LLAOL improves and expands the services we provide, for the benefit of our customers, communities and the economy.”
Ardian, through its infrastructure funds, is a major European long-term investor in assets that provide essential services in transport, energy, water and telecommunications.
AENA operates 46 airports in Spain, including Madrid and Barcelona, and participates directly and indirectly in the management of a further 15 airports worldwide.
The acquisition comes as Luton Borough Council prepares to consider the airport’s plans for expansion. Mr Jones said: “Ardian and AENA share our commitment to developing an airport that the local area can be proud of.”