The security subsidiary of Fraport AG, FraSec, will continue to be responsible for passenger and baggage controls at Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport. The Federal Ministry of the Interior extended the contract for four years until October 31, 2024. The company was again able to win a tender.
Since January 2014, FraSec has been responsible for the control of passengers and luggage at the Baden-Württemberg capital airport. After the procurement office had already used the option to extend the contract twice, the regular tendering of the security service was required this year. Despite the uncertain traffic forecast due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the associated economic risks, FraSec took part in the extensive tendering process and was finally able to land the contract. In addition to Stuttgart Airport, FraSec is also active in Frankfurt, Cologne / Bonn and Berlin.
“The achievements of the Stuttgart station to date have not only contributed to extensive knowledge of the location and processes at the location, but above all to a trusting and cooperative partnership with the local federal police headquarters and the airport operator. We are therefore very pleased that this has now been rewarded with the renewed assignment. The award of the contract shows that FraSec can convince its clients with high quality, commitment and expertise even in these difficult times, ”said Martin Budweth, Chairman of the FraSec Management Board.
The new assignment also provides for the security service provider to assume responsibility for planning and control tasks at the airport. With the start of the order on November 1, 2020, FraSec will then be responsible for correctly interpreting the flow of passengers at the airport and, as a result, making decisions about the opening and closing of checkpoints. For this purpose, detailed procedures have been worked out in the past few months.
“In the coming weeks, we will now have to implement the concepts described and initiate the necessary changes in order to continue to support aviation competently and energetically in these challenging times. A trusting and intensive cooperation between the airport, the federal police and service providers are essential ”, adds Martin Budweth.