SEALAR (Société d'Exploitation et d'Action Locale pour les Aéroports Régionaux) is the operator of a national network in full development, composed of the 6 airports of Brest, Quimper, Morlaix, Poitiers, Vannes and Le Havre.
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.