On Wednesday, 8 March, Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) and Munich Airport signed an expanded sister airline agreement following their successful partnership that was formed in October 2015. Acsa representatives travelled to the Bavarian Ministry of Finance, Regional Development and Home Affairs in Germany where the signing took place.
The agreement was signed by Markus Söder, chairman of the Munich Airport supervisory board, president and CEO of Munich Airport Michael Kerkloh, Roshan Morar, acting chairman of Acsa’s supervisory board, and CEO of Acsa Bongani Maseko.
The previous agreement outlined various airport activities, from IT to security and real-estate development. Experts within these fields continue to exchange ideas to improve on airport operations and processes. The expanded agreement extends to areas such as marketing to raise awareness of the partner airports. Acsa is also interested in areas of product and service development, increased professionalism in business, and analysis revenue management. New technologies may also be introduced.
“I’m delighted that Munich Airport is not only a hub, serving 257 destinations worldwide, but can also contribute as a company to forging stronger global ties for Bavaria. With the intensified cooperation agreed here today, we have made the bridge connecting our airports even wider,” said Söder, who is also Bavaria’s Minister for Finance and Home Affairs.
Kerkloh stressed the importance of global partnerships in the aviation sector. The partnership with Acsa is one of six, with the southern German hub enjoying successful networks in North America, Asia and Africa, all of which greatly benefit Munich Airport travellers.
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