SOUTHAMPTON, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports have been sold to a joint Spanish-Australian consortium for just over £1 billion (€1.25 billion).
The consortium, formed by Ferrovial in Spain and Australia-based Macquarie, agreed the deal with owners Heathrow Airport Holdings. The sale is expected to be closed by January of next year. It is understood that the three airports will continue to be managed locally, but will benefit from the joint ownership of Ferrovial and Macquarie.
“Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports and their people have been part of our company for a long time,” said Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye. “They are great airports and we are proud of their achievements. We wish the new owners and our airport colleagues every success and are confident the airports will continue to flourish.”
Glasgow airport carries around 7.4 million passengers each year, while Aberdeen carries 3.4 million and Southampton 1.7 million.