Successful Cooperation between the Central German Airports and Regional Politics in the Golf Region
The Central German region and companies in the state of Saxony have excellent chances of obtaining orders from the Gulf region: Markus Kopp, CEO at
Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding, has travelled to Qatar and Abu Dhabi with a delegation from the Free State of Saxony. They have been holding detailed talks with representatives from the worlds of politics and business.
The prospects for Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH, which is based at
“The Free State of Saxony has created the basis for international cooperation arrangements as a result of its outstanding air traffic infrastructure, particularly at Leipzig/Halle Airport, during the last 20 years. Similar developments have taken place in the Gulf region. Logistics bases have been created there too in recent times and they are making a significant contribution to the overall economic significance of the region. I am delighted that we have been able to underline the close and successful partnership between the worlds of business and politics during the talks that we have held with many people from the air traffic sector during our visit to
Leipzig/Halle Airport could also benefit from the Etihad Airways decision to establish a fleet of freight aircraft. The outstanding intermodal network system and authorization for cargo airlines to operate 24 hours a day could also prove to be the critical factors in opening up the markets in Central and
“The Gulf region, the
Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding is the overall trade name used by Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, a company operated by the public sector. The group has several subsidiary companies: Leipzig/Halle Airport, Dresden International, PortGround and EasternAirCargo.
The group handled 94,948 aircraft movements, 4.14 million passengers and 524,587 tonnes of freight in 2009. The group directly employs 978 members of staff and 38 trainees. 7,396 people are employed at the Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG business sites in various companies and public authorities.