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.
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.