Havaş, an esteemed enterprise and the oldest ground handling company of Turkey, provides employment for about 11,000 people and successfully represents our country at national and international levels. As part of its activities, Havaş has been conducting passenger transports since 29 years, between airports and city centers in various cities of our country, in the routes and tariffs approved by the competent authorities and in line with the applicable laws and regulations by obtaining all necessary permits, licenses and authorizations.
These services which are provided without any discrimination just like a public service in 17 cities including the airports with a very limited number of passengers, have been stopped in Istanbul by a decision of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. We were forced to suspend our services on January 14, 2012, at 09:00 am and as part of a good faith initiative we felt the necessity to make a public announcement to avoid any possible grievances of our citizens.
At Havaş we were carrying out our services by respecting all applicable legal and commercial rules and within the framework of our acquired rights arising from the privatization processes but we had to stop them temporarily. We hereby declare that we will take all necessary legal actions in order to resume urgently offering our services which are of high public interest in our opinion and we respectfully announce to the public that we hope to restart promptly offering our services to our citizens.
Ground Handling Co.