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Austrian company likely to take over Tukums Airport

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On Tuesday, August 30, SIA Tukums Airport management and the Austrian company Austro Control GmbH held negotiations to discuss the issue of air traffic control organization at the airport Tukums.

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUAccording to Marija Krivosheja, business development director of the airport, Austro Control GmbH was the first to make a cooperation bid. Given that the airport has been in talks with representatives of JSC Latvijas gaisa satiksme (Latvian Air Traffic) for more than two years, it had no reason not to accept the Austrian colleagues’ proposal, representatives of Tukums Airport told BNN.

We would be glad if a Latvian company provided air traffic control services to the airport Tukums. However, for unknown reasons Latvian Air Traffic, owned by the Transport Ministry, is currently the only air traffic control service provider in the Republic of Latvia and it has failed to find a solution for cooperation. So we have to bring in a foreign partner, Krivosheja says.

Both the Latvian and Austrian sides were open to new collaboration opportunities, so the meeting had a productive outcome. Both companies are set to agree on initial agreement of future cooperation, Krivosheja adds.


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