Potential investors have started emerging following the appointment of a provisional administrator for Germany’s Frankfurt Hahn airport.

The airport’s operator filed for insolvency in mid-October but administrator Jan Markus Plathner says Hahn is able to function for winter flights.

“It has been possible to create the conditions for winter flight operations at short notice,” he states, adding that winter service and de-icing teams have been available since 1 November.

Plathner says the provisional administration process is looking to establish a procedure for international investors.

Some prospective investors have already taken the initiative to come forward.

“We will take them into account in the process…in order to find the best solution for creditors,” says Plathner.

The administrator is working with the personnel representatives of the operating company, Flughafen Frankfurt Hahn, and has obtained advance financing to ensure that salaries for staff can be paid.

Hahn airport is part of the Chinese HNA Group, which has held an 82% shareholding since 2017.

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Source: Flughafen Frankfurt Hahn