AENA to entice airlines to open flights to Granada

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Granada’s Federico Garcia Lorca airport which is aiming to open up to new airlines in Spain

AENA, the Spanish public body that owns and operates the majority of airports in Spain, is offering airlines reductions of up to €300,000 if they open flights to Granada airport.

AENA is the world’s largest airport operator with 47 airports in Spain. In collaboration with businesses and institutions in the Granada technical forum, it has launched this initiative to increase the traffic at Granada’s Federico Garcia Lorca airport.

It is welcome news for the economy in Granada and comes after last year’s offers from AENA to airlines. The initial offers included 100 per cent off the passenger charge for airlines opening a new route to Granada and 75 per cent off the passenger charge for airlines already flying there. A connections benefit was also launched which saw a 30 per cent discount for new flight connections operating in Granada.

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The latest offer will join last year’s incentives which will stay in place. Granada airport has yearly capacity of 2.5 million possible passengers and its figures last year amounted to 650, 544 passengers.

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