More winter flights could be on the cards.

07-03-2012NURIA RINCON

The national ministry for development is to abide by the decision of the National Competition Commission (CNMC) to force the Spanish airports' authority, Aena, to reduce its tariffs by 1.9% next year, by adjusting its budget for 2016 to take account of this cut.

The ministry will, in its words, "comply scrupulously with the law" in presenting its part of the budget that is currently passing through parliament before final approval.

The ministry is the arm of government responsible for airports, and the government retained a 51% stake following the partial privatisation of Aena in February. The budget recognises the decision of the "super regulator" and that also of the High Court, which has rejected appeals against the tariff cut led by Aena itself and a main shareholder - TCI, the British hedge fund, The Children’s Investment. Initially, the CNMC had been pressing for a 3.5% reduction.

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Freddie / Hace over 4 years

Well well is Mallorca so rich that it can do without winter flights. We live in Edinburgh and can't get a flight to Mallorca after October. Scotland and Mallorca should get their act together with the airlines the airports And fix this out. We in Scotland have money to spend in the winter and some of us would like spend in Mallorca

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Stan The Man / Hace over 4 years

1.9% NEXT YEAR !!!!!. How will this miserly reduction help Winter Flights and Attractions --THIS WINTER????. 1.9% is £1.90 per hundred pounds. On a £5.000 landing fee , using stands, is £ 100. less !!! This is pathetic and an insult to the Island as a whole.

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