My Favourite Airport List And The Reasons Why

See I have a list you know!

What you didnt know?

Well read on a discover some of my other favourite airports.

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Malaga Airport Number Rising Up My Favourite Chart

AGP – Malaga Airport didn’t want to take its first three letters from the city name as mal means bad in Spanish. So instead it is AGP, taking ‘AG’ from the middle of the word and filling with the letter ‘P’.

 

With the new expansion of Terminal 3 Malaga now boasts one of the latest architectural models in Europe.

Welcoming hundreds of thousands of golf trips and holiday makers on the Costa del Sol, Spain, Malaga rests comfortably 3rd on the list of mainland Spain artist behind only Madrid and Barcelona.

Things To Do In Malaga – A Different Post

Sorry to disappoint but there are much better blogs to research and read on things to do in Malaga there is a great blog that compares all the different things to do in Malaga over at Malaga Travel Guide by Anna Collins.

Having visited Mijas, Marbella and Puerto Banus on my last visit to Spain and being well versed in Costa del Sol holiday packages from MALAGA AIRPORT.

My favourite posts from her blog is here are as follows:

  1. How To Get The Cheapest Malaga Transfers
  2. Day Out In Mijas Pueblo
  3. Plastic Surgery On The Costa del Sol
  4. Boutique Hotels in Marbella Old Town

Whatever you think about the Spanish they know how to have a good time. The airport reflects thsi with a load of bars and cafe houses with WIFI to relax and wait for your flight.

My List of Favourite Airports

  1. Malaga
  2. Singapore
  3. Koh Samui
  4. Tokyo
  5. Perth

An Old Press Release from 2007 About Leeds Bradford Airport.

Bridgepoint acquires Leeds Bradford International Airport – 3 May 2007

Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBIA) has been sold to European private equity firm Bridgepoint in a transaction totaling £145.5 million following a decision by five West Yorkshire councils to sell 100% of the share capital in the airport.

Before we dig into the press release its important to know that Leeds could be one of my new favourite airports.

Commenting on the successful acquisition of the airport, Sir Graham Hall, who will now become chairman of LBIA, said: “Work can now begin on taking our airport up a league in every sense. LBIA is a key asset for our region and we want to build on its recent success and consolidate its role as the dominant international airport serving Yorkshire and Humberside.”

Adrian Williams, a director at Bridgepoint added: “We have a clear vision for the future success of LBIA – a future which will deliver benefits for everyone who uses it. Our aim is that the new LBIA will be one of which the staff and the region will be justifiably proud.”

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Under the Bridgepoint strategic plan for the airport, a £70 million capital expenditure plan will be implemented to provide additional terminal capacity to accommodate anticipated growing passenger volumes and to meet more immediate infrastructure requirements. Specifically, the plan is built around:

– investment in, and development of, the existing airside and landside infrastructure to enhance capacity
– development of the route network to increase number of destinations, frequency and to double passenger capacity to seven million by the year 2015
– further development of the LBIA’s commercial revenues in areas such as retail and food & drink.

Bridgepoint has invested in the airport sector in the past. In 1997, it became the largest private investor in Birmingham International Airport (BIA) as part of a financing programme to fund the ongoing development of the airport. It sold its stake in December 2001 and during this five year period international connections at BIA grew by 70%, traffic grew by 40% (reversing leakage to neighbouring airports) and capital expenditure reached almost £200 million.

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Leeds and Bradford councils each owned 40% of the airport with the remainder split equally between Kirklees, Wakefield and Calderdale. Although the councils will have no financial stake in LBIA, they retain a ‘special share’ to protect the name of the airport and to ensure its continued operation as an international airport.

The airport was formally advertised for sale in November 2006 in a process run by Ernst & Young, with legal advice prepared by DLA Piper. Bridgepoint was named preferred bidder on 4 April 2007.

Debt for the transaction was provided by Royal Bank of Scotland. Advisers to Bridgepoint in the transactions included: Rothschild (corporate finance), Addleshaw Goddard (legal), Ernst & Young Private Equity (transaction support and tax structuring), Airport Strategy & Marketing, Concession Planning International, Drivers Jonas, TPS Consult (commercial due diligence), ERM (environmental), Marsh (insurance).

Bridgepoint is a European private equity firm focussing on the acquisition of companies valued up to €1 billion. With some €8 billion of capital raised to date, it typically focuses on acquiring well managed companies in attractive sectors with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. See www.bridgepoint.eu.

New investments in 2007 include the €774 million acquisition of Wolters Kluwer Education, a Dutch-based European educational publisher focussing on curriculum based education and learning solutions and the €540 million acquisition of Fat Face, the UK’s leading active lifestyle brand. Other companies backed by Bridgepoint in the Yorkshire region include telecare systems producer for the elderly and infirm, Tunstall, and Alcontrol, the analytical services company that was formerly part of Kelda Group plc.