Ontario Airports Investments

Airport Asset Management

We provide asset management services on behalf of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan for their airport investments, supporting and challenging each airport’s business strategy, finance, operations and risk management decisions, and helping drive sustainable growth. The team is in frequent contact with all stakeholders, including airport management, airlines, concessionaires, governments and regulatory bodies.

We partner closely with airport management teams to:

  • Ensure appropriate governance structures
  • Shape business plans and budgets
  • Develop growth strategy
  • Monitor business performance
  • Focus on the right-sizing of Capex projects and Opex efficiency
  • Lead refinancing initiatives
  • Supply macro-economic insights and trends

We also assist Ontario Teachers’ in identifying aviation-related acquisition opportunities and provide transactional and business planning support during the process.

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport is the UK’s 3rd largest airport outside of London, with 10 million people living within a one-hour drive. It has a strong track record, with increased passengers and revenues leading to improved profitability.

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Key Stats

  • 11.9m passengers in the year to March 2017
  • 44% of the UK population live within a two-hour drive
  • 70 minutes non-stop to central London
No. of airlines 48
No. of destinations 156
No. of retailers 41

Passenger numbers

Pax (m) 12.0 9.0 10.0 11.0 8.0
Year
8.9m 12/13A
9.3m 13/14A
9.9m 14/15A
10.4m 15/16A
11.9m 16/17A
7.5%
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Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport is the 9th largest airport in the UK and the gateway to the South West. It is served by the two largest low-cost carriers in Europe and is also the most efficient UK airport, with a best-in-class EBITDA margin and lowest OPEX per passenger.

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Key Stats

  • 7.5m passengers served in 2016
  • 2nd wealthiest city in England after London
  • 7m people located within a two-hour drive
No. of airlines 14
No. of destinations 117
No. of retailers 23

Passenger numbers

Pax (m) 8.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 4.0
Year
5.9m 2012A
6.1m 2013A
6.3m 2014A
6.8m 2015A
7.5m 2016A
6.2%
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Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport is the largest airport and second most important economic growth engine in Belgium. The position of Brussels, as the centre for many international organisations, brings in strong traffic alongside the airport’s densely populated catchment area, which stretches to Northern France and Southern Netherlands.

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Key Stats

  • 21.8m passengers served in 2016
  • 20m residents in the catchment area
  • 80% of traffic is Origin & Destination and 20% Transit & Transfer
No. of airlines 78
No. of destinations 238
No. of retailers 83

Passenger numbers

Pax (m) 30.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 10.0
Year
19m 2012A
19.1m 2013A
21.9m 2014A
23.5m 2015A
21.8m 2016A
7.3%
2012-15
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Copenhagen Airport

Copenhagen is the largest hub airport in Scandinavia, the 16th largest in Europe and the gateway to Northern Europe. It also owns and operates Roskilde Airport, which predominantly focuses on corporate and general aviation.

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Key Stats

  • 29m passengers served in 2016
  • 4.3m Danish and Southern Swedish residents in the catchment area
  • 79% of traffic is Origin & Destination and 21% Transit & Transfer
No. of airlines 76
No. of destinations 165
No. of retailers 125

Passenger numbers

Pax (m) 35.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 15.0
Year
23.3m 2012A
24.1m 2013A
25.6m 2014A
26.6m 2015A
29.0m 2016A
5.6%
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London City Airport

London City Airport is the capital’s fastest growing and most conveniently located freehold airport. The UK’s leading business airport, it has the shortest passenger processing times and recently received planning permission for significant expansion, including terminal facilities and additional aircraft parking spaces.

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Key Stats

  • 4.6m passengers served in 2016
  • 13 minutes from Canary Wharf, 21 minutes from the City of London and 26 minutes from Westminster
  • 7o% of passengers arrive by public transport
No. of airlines 12
No. of destinations 46
No. of retailers 17

Passenger numbers

Pax (m) 5.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 1.0
Year
3.0m 2012A
3.4m 2013A
3.7m 2014A
4.3m 2015A
4.5m 2016A
10.7%
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