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Wednesday 6th of August 2014
Car Hire Glasgow Airport reveal the news of the airport they supply going into talks over a sale, with an aim of improved customer service.
There is the expected sale of Glasgow Airport in the coming days to Ferrivial, the largest shareholder at the airport, with it bringing an improvement to customer service. They said it was keen to solely run more airports to demonstrate its pedigree when seeking further airport acquisitions in Europe and Central and South America.
The Spanish company is expected to take over Glasgow Airport and the third busiest, Aberdeen after owner Heathrow Airport Holdings (HAH) said the sale process had began. One airport source said “It would be impossible to sell three airports by the end of the year unless a buyer has been lined up.”
Those in charge of Ferrovial are also known to have a “forensic” attention to detail over airport operations. It is understood HAH’s other shareholders are keen to focus on the UK’s sole hub airport. They include investors from Qatar, Quebec, Singapore and China.
Experts believe customer service would improve when the Scottish airports are sold because they would be given more attention as part of a smaller company, with fewer layers of management. One said “This will be good news for passengers. It will take the airports out of the hands of a company which does not really care about them, and lead to a much greater focus on performance and competitiveness.”