After the main owner (82.5%), Chinese conglomerate HNA, had to file for bankruptcy at the beginning of the year, Hahn Airport in southwest Germany is now also insolvent.
At the beginning of October, Hahn operations manager Christoph Goetzmann still maintained that he had steered the airport through the corona pandemic without subsidies and without short-time work. The company also wanted to achieve a positive consolidated annual result by 2024.
The airport, which has a 24-hour operating permit and which for a long time relied heavily on the low-cost airline business, regained its old strength in the cargo business during the corona crisis.
From January to August 2021, it handled 181,000 t of cargo (+27.5% year-on-year and +68.6% compared to the first eight months of 2019), ranking fourth in Germany after Frankfurt/Main (1.54 million t), Leipzig/Halle (1.025 million t) and Cologne/Bonn (641,000 t). (ah)