Airpro is unique“Thanks to our wide array of services, we are a unique company,” says managing director Gun Näse, who has piloted Airpro Oy since summer 2006.
“We are also a youthful company. The average age of our employees is 33.”
Finavia’s subsidiary company invests in training its young and competent employees and in the quality of the services. A large number of the company’s 600 employees are so-called multi-skilled staff who perform several different tasks that are necessary at an airport – from security checks and checking-in to maintenance.
Alongside the airports, Airpro’s key customers are the airlines, for whom the company provides ground services: managing the checking-in of passengers and baggage, transporting passengers from the gates to the aircraft and vice versa, unloading and loading baggage and cargo and taking care of the aircraft ’s de-icing. If necessary, the company traces luggage items that has been left behind and delivers them to the passenger’s home.
At Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Airpro is responsible for the security checks of passengers and baggage of passengers arriving from outside the EU who are changing planes. The company also manages the security checks of the business flight and VIP terminals at Helsinki-Vantaa and carries out checks at other domestic airports.
Airpro, which was established around ten years ago, manages the operations of the second terminal at Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. The terminal’s main customer, Ryanair, flies from Tampere to six European destinations.
Airpro handled around four hundred charter flights during Christmas 2006 at the airports in northern Finland.
Versatility is also a challenge. In order to ensure profitable growth, Airpro intends to focus more vigorously on its core competences – ground services, security services and subcontracting services. The strategy will make it easier to manage the company that has grown at a furious pace and at the same time increase its recognition, Mrs. Näse believes.
Airpro’s services to air carriers and companies working at the airports are:
Handling - ground services for air traffic
Security - security inspection services
Services - other subcontracting
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