Havaş Europe makes Riga Airport


Ground handling company Havaş Europe has been serving Riga International Airport since 2010. Over 5 years ground handling punctuality, which is one the most important indicators of an airport’s efficiency, in Riga has increased by 3%. It makes Riga International Airport one of the most punctual in the Havaş network. Riga International Airport is also one of the most secure in terms of baggage safety. In 2014 only 0,2 bags were lost per 1000 passengers, which is one of the lowest number in aviation services industry worldwide. According to 2014 SITA baggage report the world average is 3,3%.

Havaş General Manager (a.i.) Kürşad Koçak stated: “Having started operations at Riga Airport in 2010, Havaş Europe is providing ground handling services to various airline companies today as a result of expanding its activities in a short time. We have extended the operational network of Havas Europe by utilizing our human resources and carrying our know-how and experience in ground handling at Riga Airport and in 6 stations in Germany.  We are proud to make Riga Airport one of the most efficient airports of the world in terms of punctuality in ground handling services on the 5th anniversary of the launch of our operations. airBaltic Airlines, who receive ground handling services from Havas  Europe at Riga Airport, was recently selected as 'the most punctual airline in the world' by OAG Aviation Solutions, a UK based research company. That is the most important indicator of our success.”

In 2014 at Riga International Airport, ground handling services company Havaş Europe handled 22,357 flights (tournarounds) and 2,9 million passengers with more than 2 million  baggage, as well as servicing 4.827 tons of cargo. 

Havaş Europe ensures full passenger and operation services including passenger and baggage handling, ramp, aircraft cleaning, load control and communication, cargo, flight operations, transportation, representation and supervision services to airBaltic, Turkish airlines, Transaero, UTair, Onurair and Corendon.

Havaş Europe is a subsidiary of Turkey's well-established ground handling services company, Havaş. In Europe, with the strategy of expanding to the international market and becoming a global brand, Havaş Europe currently operates in Latvia providing services at Riga International Airport, and in Germany, providing services at Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin Tegel, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf airports. Havaş Europe provided service to approximately 50,000 flights in 2014.