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Austrian, Chinese investors interested in Győr airport

  Austrian and Chinese investors have expressed interest in a tender for the Győr-Per Airport called by the local council of Győr-Moson-Sopron County, Győr mayor Zsolt Borkai told MTI on Monday.

The local council aims to sell the airport to an investor who can carry out necessary investments and continue to operate it as an airport in the long term.

The buyer will take over a guarantee the local council made to German car maker Audi to ensure the airport’s operation. Audi asked for the guarantee after spending €1 million in developments at the airport. Audi uses the airport to fly staff between its plant in Győr and its headquarter in Ingolstadt.

About 4,000 aircraft landed and took off at the airport in 2008, said László Vadász, managing director of the airport’s operator. Most were corporate or cargo flights, he added. The airport’s runway is too small to handle 150- to 180-passenger commercial passenger aircraft. (MTI-Econews)