Members of the Assn. of European Airlines (AEA) have joined Ryanair (FR) in blasting a steep increase in Spanish airport fees. Spanish state-owned airport operator AENA increased its charges July 1, a move that AEA claims doubles fees at popular airports such as Madrid Barajas (MAD) and Barcelona El Prat (BCN). AEA has “strongly condemned” the move, saying it is for “purely budgetary reasons.” It added the change was made “without formal consultation or ...

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