Havaş will provide ground handling services at Zagreb Airport – Airport World
Groundhandling, Havaş, has added Zagreb airport to its list of customers, which means that TAV Airports/ADP Group now operates at 31 airports in Turkey, Latvia and Croatia.
Havaş will provide passenger, runway, representation and supervision, flight operation, load control, communication, cargo and mail services at Zagreb Airport.
“We are focused on constantly improving our operations through innovative solutions and providing the best service to our airline collaborations,” said Havas Chief Executive Officer S. Mete Erna.
“As a member of the Turquality program, we seize growth opportunities abroad thanks to the know-how we have acquired in Turkey. Around 30 airlines regularly serve Zagreb airport, which is an important tourist destination on the Adriatic.
“We will carry out all processes as the sole provider of ground handling services at the airport, which also has cargo and general aviation traffic. We will increase the efficiency of our operations, maintain our investments in ground handling services and continue to be the airlines’ preferred business partner.
Havaş will provide service in Zagreb with about 500 employees and a machine park consisting of 176 motorized and 346 wheeled equipment.
Zagreb station holds ISAGO certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
In 2019, Zagreb Airport served 3.4 million passengers and 45,000 flights and handled around 13,000 tons of cargo.
Due to travel restrictions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, passenger traffic at the airport in 2021 was approximately 41% of traffic in 2019.
The consortium comprising TAV Airports and Groupe ADP holds the right to operate Zagreb Airport until 2042.