V4+ Conference

27/10/2021

The most important element in aviation reconstruction is cooperation. A summary of a three-day meeting of V4+ Airports. On September 8-10, a meeting of the V4+ Airports group was held in Warsaw, attended by representatives of over twenty airports from Central and Eastern Europe as well as people from the world of politics and business. The event was initiated by the “Polish Airports” State Enterprise.

The event was attended by representatives of 22 European airports, incl. airports from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Croatia and Slovenia, as well as people from the world of business and politics, including: Marcin Horała (deputy minister of infrastructure), Piotr Samson (president of the Civil Aviation Authority), Janusz Janiszewski (president of PANSA), Mikołaj Wild (CEO of Solidarity Transport Hub). At the joint conference, the CEO of “Polish Airports” State Enterprise, Stanisław Wojtera, deputy minister of infrastructure Marcin Horała, as well as representatives of European airports expressed their satisfaction with the cooperation and willingness to tighten the cooperation on the aviation market.

The participants of the meeting declared that their activities would be aimed at creating a timeless project – the V4+ Airports Association. According to the assumptions, it will jointly influence the shape of international regulations. The aim of airport representatives is to use the advantages and potential of the airports to create a group, whose voice will be heard in the public discussion on the future of the European aviation market.

The main topics of the talks were economic cooperation, security of airport services and tourism. The main goal of the meeting was to involve the participants in the work to exchange views and experiences related to the aviation market. The organizers of the event declare further improvement and expansion of the scope of works, making the V4+ Airports group an important partner in the discussion on the development of the European aviation market.

During the meeting, a draft letter of intent was presented. The document proposes a legal form that would legitimize further cooperation. The group’s initiators proposed the establishment of an international association whose members would work out common standards applicable at airports. The Association, as a formal organization, will work to agree a common position on the changes taking place in international aviation law. In areas of strategic importance and in those, where it will be economically justified, the members of the association will support their activities. The focus will be on training, tourism and promotion of culture, security, ground handling and air operations.

All participants of the meeting expressed their satisfaction with the joint activities and setting of common goals. They agreed that the most important thing is to ensure the continuation of the ongoing program related to the activities of the V4+ Airport group and further strategic and business cooperation.

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