About SEALAR

SEALAR (Société d'Exploitation et d'Action Locale pour les Aéroports Régionaux) is the association of three experts in the sector: INSFO - operator of Brest Bretagne and Quimper Bretagne airports -, CCIMP Infrastructures - administrator of Marseille Provence Airport - and the TPF group - a key player in airport engineering.

Treasurer of the Union des Aéroports Français and member of the board of directors of its European equivalent, ACI Europe, SEALAR acts in the interest of all regional airports by representing them in these bodies.

SEALAR's ambition is to serve the economic development of Poitiers and Vienne by improving their openness to the world. Its strategy: to increase the number of passengers to 190 000 by 2031, to promote business aviation and to perpetuate the current routes, all within the framework of sustainable, social and environmentally friendly management.

SEALAR, by networking the business expertise of its shareholders, guarantees the Syndicat Mixte de l'Aéroport de Poitiers-Biard rigorous management in line with its requirements. Its in-depth knowledge of economic development, local and national issues, positions SEALAR as a trusted partner of the Vienne department, Grand Poitiers and the airport's Joint Syndicate.

SEALAR's project for Poitiers-Biard Airport :

  • To boost its activity and the economic returns provided to Poitiers and the Vienne, in particular by increasing the airport's traffic to nearly 190,000 passengers by 2031 and by boosting the business aviation segment through the implementation of an adapted offer. Thus, at this stage of the project, SEALAR's ambition is to link the airport to the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region directly and at European level to the Madrid hub, Belgium and northern Italy. During the course of the contract, the sales teams will seek to materialize any other favorable opportunities;
  • Manage the airport in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. The entire staff of the hub will be taken over. On the environmental front, SEALAR will invest in improving the energy efficiency of the hub and will favour the use of renewable energies. SEALAR will commit itself by implementing an environmental charter and by integrating the airport in the international "Airport Carbon Accreditation" initiative, aimed at reducing airport greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Improving the quality of service: Passengers' itineraries will be completely redesigned to make control formalities more fluid and improve comfort on arrival and boarding. The range of shops and services will be reviewed, extended and adapted to passengers' needs.
  • Guaranteeing the state of the infrastructure: In total, SEALAR will invest more than €8 million over the duration of the contract and plans to renovate the runway and its lighting.

About SEALAR's shareholders :

TPF Ingénierie, a subsidiary of the TPF Group, is the result of the merger of regional and national design offices, some of which have been operating in France for almost 60 years. Its skills and multi-disciplinary nature make it a single point of contact, capable of handling the execution of a project from start to finish, whether it involves engineering, consultancy, assembly, operation, maintenance, management of technical installations, etc. TPF Ingénierie is a recognised technical expert in the transport infrastructure sector and in particular airports.
INgénierie Services Force Ouest (INSFO), an engineering subsidiary of the Bretagne Ouest Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is in charge of the management and development of Brest, Quimper and Morlaix airports. It manages an airport complex that will welcome more than 1.3 million passengers in 2019, up 20% in the last three years. Its quality as an operator, its status and the strength of its balance sheet demonstrate its expertise in the airport sector and the economic development of the territories.
The engineering company CCIMP Infrastructures, a subsidiary of the Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is involved in the management and operation of facilities in Aix-Marseille-Provence. It has demonstrated its know-how and expertise in its recent management of Marseille Provence Airport, which today handles 9 million passengers a year. As a 25% shareholder, it participates in the strategic decisions of this facility as vice-president of the supervisory board. CCIMP Infrastructures can also draw on the expertise of the Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the animation of economic sectors, territorial marketing and market prospecting to support the development of territories.
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