Havaş Acquires Ground Handling Company at Zagreb Airport
Havaş, Turkey’s most established brand in ground handling services, has acquired MZLZ Ground Handling Services operating at Zagreb Airport. Zagreb became the 31st airport in Havaş’ portfolio.
Havaş, a subsidiary of TAV Airports, has started serving Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Operating in 29 airports in Turkey, Havaş added Zagreb Airport to its portfolio after Riga, Latvia.
Havaş took over passenger, ramp, representation and surveillance, flight operation, load control and communication services as well as cargo and postal services at Zagreb Airport.
Havaş Managing Director S. Mete Erna said, “We are focused on constantly improving our operations with innovative solutions and providing the best service to our airline collaborations. As a member of the Turquality program, we assess overseas growth opportunities through the knowledge we have gained in Turkey. Nearly 30 airlines regularly fly to Zagreb Airport, which is an important tourist destination on the Adriatic. As a ground handling service provider at the airport, which also has cargo and general aviation traffic, we will carry out all the processes. We will continue to be the airlines’ preferred business partner by increasing the efficiency of our operations and continuing to invest in ground services. noted.
Havaş will provide service in Zagreb with about 500 employees and a machine park consisting of 176 motorized and 346 wheeled equipment. Zagreb station has ISAGO certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Zagreb Airport served 2019 million 3 thousand passengers, 435 thousand 45 flights and about 61 thousand tons of cargo in 13. Due to travel restrictions imposed due to the pandemic, the airport’s passenger traffic in 2021 amounted to 2019% of 41.
The TAV Airport Consortium has the right to operate Zagreb Airport until 2042.