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Aena plans to award the ‘duty free’ stores in Madrid and Catalonia at the end of July

Date: June 17, 2024 Time: 08:02:43

Aena expects to receive this June the offers for the duty free stores grouped in the two lots, Madrid and Cataluña, which were deserted in the previous tender of the total of six, after no operator bid for them. In this way, Aena expects to be able to award both lots at the end of next July, which represent 44% of the total minimum guaranteed income (RMGA), compared to 56% of the four already awarded, according to sources from the airport operator.

Following the award of these four lots, which group the ‘duty free’ of 23 airports to Dufry and Lagardére, the company has once again launched a new tender for those in Madrid (Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas) and Catalonia (Josep Tarradellas Barcelona- El Prat, Girona-Costa Brava and Reus).

It has done so through a procedure without publicity with competition and the same technical-economic conditions of the previous tender -except that now the bid for the Madrid lot is not linked to the one in the north (already awarded)-, inviting the 13 ‘duty free’ commercial operators who showed interest in the previous process.

These are the European operators Heinemann, Smartseller, Lagardère, Aer Rianta, Dufry, Canariensis and DF; the Asian Bahrain Duty Free, Hotel Shilla (Korea), GMR (India), Setur (Turkey) and China Duty Free, and the American UETA.

Competition for up to 18,000 million euros

At the end of last year, Aena launched the largest competition for duty-free stores in the world by business volume (18,000 million euros), with 86 points of sale appearing, plus a large number of additional stores dedicated to additional categories that, among all they occupied an area of ​​66,000 square meters, which is equivalent to more than seven soccer fields.

On May 30, Aena awarded three lots (Andalusia-Mediterranean, Canary and Balearic Islands) to the Swiss company Dufry, and one, the Northern Airports (Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and Euskadi) to the French Lagardère. The Canarias lot was specifically awarded to Canariensis, a subsidiary of the Swiss group.

The Andalusia-Mediterranean lot received two offers, both from Dufry and Lagardère, of which the economic proposal of the Swiss was higher, standing 30% above the minimum guaranteed income (RMGA) established by Aena in the tender .

In the Canary Islands, Dufry offered, through Canariensis, 5% more than the minimum required, and in the Balearic Islands, 20% more, while in the northern airports, Lagardère improved the economic proposal established in the tender by 4% .

In total, the offers submitted to the four awarded lots exceed the rents defined by Aena in the tender by 17% (calculated in updated RMGA terms for the 12-year period) and improve those of 2023 by 28% (current RMGA vs. the offer for 2024).

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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