The children of Havaş employees celebrate April 23rd at the apron


Being amongst the pioneering companies in ground handling services sector, Havaş organized a children's festival for the children of the employees as part of April 23rd, National Sovereignty and Children's Day. Having the opportunity to get to know their parents' professions, the children enjoyed the festival thanks to the animations, face painting activities and tournaments.

Being the largest and the most experienced ground handling service provider in Turkey, Havaş organized a children's festival at Istanbul Atatürk Airport as part of April 23rd, National Sovereignty and Children's Day. Over 70 children of Havaş employees who are between 6 and 11 had the opportunity to see the aircraft and equipment during the tour held on apron shuttles. During the festival held after the tour, children enjoyed face painting with a clown and fairytale heroes, sausage balloons, tug of war, gunny sack race activities and they were presented their cartoons drawn together with the aircraft and apron equipment.

Havaş General Manager Kürşad Koçak stated: “We are more than happy to celebrate the world's one and only festival for children , April 23rd National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, which represents the foundation of our Republic, together with our employees and their children. We had the purpose of introducing the professions of our employees to their children at a festival, maybe creating an interest in the aviation industry and have wonderful time on this meaningful day presented to children by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. I believe we have gifted our children an unforgettable day to remember throughout their lives. I would like to take this opportunity to celebrate one more time April 23rd, National Sovereignty and Children’s Day of all our children, who are our future".

Touring the apron together with their parents on the apron shuttles, the children had the chance to closely observe large bodied and small aircraft, boarding bridge, push back and luggage trucks. Welcomed by the animators who wore costumes of clowns, pirates and fairytale characters such as Cinderella, Snow White, etc., the children got their faces painted and enjoyed the sausage balloons given the shape of animals. Participating in the contests and tournaments organized, they were also gifted a colorful sand painting game. ​