Spain's two biggest airports have attracted interest from six potential bidders as part of a EUR 5.3b planned sale, the Public Works Ministry said. Spain's government put Madrid's Barajas and Barcelona's El Prat airports up for sale in July to cut its borrowing needs. It set a floor price of EUR 3.7b for Madrid Barajas and EUR 1.6b for Barcelona El Prat and said it hoped to finish the privatisation process by November.
German airport operator Fraport has formed a consortium with infrastructure firm Acciona as it plans a bid for Spain's two largest airports. "Fraport and Acciona have as a consortium submitted pre-qualification documents," a Fraport spokesman confirmed.
Spain's Ferrovial is bidding in consortium with CPP Investment, IFM Luxembourg and Infinity Investments. Spain's FCC has teamed up to bid with Changi Airports International and Siemens, while Aeroports de Paris has joined forces with GIP Ilex and Az-Argos.
India's GMR Infrastructure has requested pre-qualification for bidding by itself. Spanish infrastructure firm Abertis plans a joint bid with Borealis and Ibervias for El Prat airport, while Spanish builder San Jose will bid for Barajas with Cedicor and Global Mirobriga.