Everything seems to have gone wrong around Klagenfurt Airport; For a long time it has no longer been about constructive discussions, but only about distrust, blame, assumptions, vanity and sensitivities. In all the intrigue, the airport itself is in danger of becoming the biggest loser; badly talked about, underutilized, maybe even locked up once.

The downward spiral seems to have accelerated again since the German-owned Austrian Airlines presented their next flight plan without early morning connections. Because without an early or late flight, the load factor between Klagenfurt and Vienna will inevitably drop to such an extent that AUA could then justify a withdrawal due to a lack of economic success. Kaiser achieves amazing things with Orasch to give the airport a future: Governor Peter Kaiser, who is in the middle of an election campaign and fears that this complicated topic could also be talked to pieces in the political debate. Kaiser therefore does not have a secret, but rather private ownership of the airport’s majority owner Lilihill in the person of the real estate developer Franz Peter Orasch asked for a one-on-one interview. And at the same time be able to achieve amazing things. Lilihill has committed to presenting a contractually fixed connection to a second “international hub”, i.e. an airport hub, in December (!), which will be served in the first half of 2023. Ideally, that would be Frankfurt am Main or Munich. Lilihill immediately reverses the highly controversial lease agreement concluded with the airport operating company for the “non-operational areas”. If that happens, the lawsuit brought by the KBV (Carinthian Investment Management) would be obsolete. The call option, i.e. the buyback of the airport shares by the public sector, which the state of Carinthia does not currently agree to with the SPÖ majority, could also be used retrospectively for 2022. Lilihill agrees to carry out the future development of the airport site in cooperation with the business settlement and investment company BABEG; with which the country would be actively involved. Governor full of confidence “All this, based on the ten-point plan signed by everyone involved, is something that everyone could live with,” says Kaiser confidently: “Otherwise the airport would probably be in danger, although it has huge potential because it is located at a traffic junction, has a new runway and an intact certification”. Kaiser himself emphasizes once again that according to the state constitution he has neither responsibility nor decision-making authority with regard to state participations, “but because the party actually responsible is not willing to talk or negotiate”. , he took the initiative. “Reasonable solution” Tomorrow the governor wants to inform the government about his initiative. Kaiser sees this as a “reasonable solution” on which he was able to agree with Franz Peter Orasch. In this way, a possibly year-long legal dispute could be avoided; including the risk of claims for damages and further damage to the airport …

Source: krone

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