Ownership of Southampton Airport

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Ownership of Southampton Airport

Southampton Airport have issued a statement, following the announcement by AGS Airports Ltd regarding the purchase of Southampton, Glasgow and Aberdeen Airports.

“Today Southampton Airport becomes part of AGS Airports Ltd. AGS is an equal partnership between Ferrovial and Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (MIRA), owning Southampton, Glasgow and Aberdeen Airports. A new Chairman of AGS Ltd, Sir Peter Mason, has been appointed. We will still continue to operate independently as an airport under local management in a similar way to before. It is very much “business as usual” as we head into the busy Christmas period We are pleased to be welcoming Southampton Airport’s new owners as we enter the next exciting phase of this award winning airport.” Dave Lees, Managing Director, Southampton Airport.

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About Ferrovial

Ferrovial, a leading operator of infrastructure and cities, is committed to developing sustainable solutions. The company has 65,000 employees and a presence in over 25 countries. Its main business areas are: Services, Toll Roads, Construction and Airports. It is a member of Spain's blue-chip IBEX 35 index and is also included in prestigious sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good. 

About Macquarie and MEIF4

Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 28 countries, and has assets under management of over £237 billion*. Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund (MEIF4) is the fourth in a family of European infrastructure funds managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA). A division of Macquarie, MIRA is the world’s largest infrastructure asset manager investing on behalf of pension funds and institutional investors attracted to the positive long-term investment attributes of well-managed infrastructure. Headquartered in London, MIRA manages over 100 infrastructure businesses around the world, representing a total of £66 billion* in assets under management.  *at 31 March 2014