Tukums air­port has a new in­vestor – busi­ness­man Rai­monds Kisiels

En­gure-based Sky Port, which was pre­vi­ously known as Tukums air­port, now has a new in­vestor – fa­mous busi­ness­man Rai­monds Kisiels.

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With that, the com­pany now has a new man­age­ment board: ex-po­lice gen­eral Juris Rek­sna and board mem­ber Zane Drinke, who is the dean of the Fac­ulty of Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Turība Busi­ness Univer­sity. Natal­ija Marsane also re­mains an ac­tive board mem­ber in the com­pany. Rai­monds Kisiels has been ac­tively work­ing in oil prod­uct trans­port field since 1993. Kisiels par­tially owned RIX Jet Riga is al­ready ac­tive at Riga In­ter­na­tional Air­port. The com­pany pro­vides avi­a­tion re­fu­elling op­er­a­tor ser­vices. The com­pany has one of the most mod­ern air­craft fu­elling hy­drant sys­tems in Scan­di­navia. An­other of Kisiel’s busi­nesses – TLL Jet Tallinn – be­gan pro­vid­ing re­fu­elling ser­vices at Tallinn air­port this year. Kisiels also owns Ken­nard Avi­a­tion Lim­ited, which will be the air­port’s share­holder.

Kisiels ad­mits that in­vest­ments into Tukums air­port will be the next step towards de­vel­op­ing busi­ness in the dy­namic avi­a­tion in­dus­try. He men­tions that the air­port is ready for work, be­cause the en­tire nec­es­sary in­fras­truc­ture, per­son­nel and se­cu­rity con­trol is avail­able. Kisiels plans to pro­cure more of the air­port’s shares in the near fu­ture, re­duc­ing the share owned by Wings 4 Sky Group. ‘Even now Wings 4 Sky Group in­flu­ence in the air­port con­tin­ues to re­duce. The com­pany has only one rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the man­age­ment board – Natal­ija Marsane,’ Kisiels re­veals. He ad­mits that Marsane has great ex­pe­ri­ence in the avi­a­tion in­dus­try. This is why her ef­forts to re­main in the air­port’s board are only log­i­cal. Kisiels notes that he has signed the deal for the pro­cure­ment of 47% of shares. Kisiels’ rep­re­sen­ta­tives in the board al­ready form the ma­jor­ity.

Assess­ment of the air­port’s ef­fect on the en­vi­ron­ment was re­stored on 10 Oc­to­ber 2016. Af­ter the pre­sen­ta­tion of the new strat­egy by new own­ers, the En­vi­ron­men­tal Mon­i­tor­ing State Bureau con­cluded that the air­port’s ac­tiv­i­ties do not have a ma­jor im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment. This is why it is pos­si­ble to re­store the air­port’s work.

The air­port’s new strate­gic in­vestor and his rep­re­sent­ing mem­bers in the board will in­form he me­dia of the air­port’s plans for the fu­ture and devel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties on 15 March.

Edijs Pālens/LETA

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