Linz Airport, GrowNow team up for German- speaking airfreight academy

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Linz Airport has partnered with the GrowNOW Group to open the first German- speaking airfreight academy starting September 2020.

Specialists will teach 13 different air freight courses with a total of 123 training days in the training schedule 2020 and 2021 on the topics of basic knowledge, products, safety, sales and customer care, quality, handling, environment and process improvement. The airfreight academy will focus on innovative and practice-related learning concepts, developed especially for the logistics and shippers industry. During the courses, Linz Airport will give a practical lowdown on the processes in air freight in the air freight warehouse and handling area.

Norbert Draskovits, managing director of Linz Airport said, “Over the years, we have developed into Austria's largest, regional cargo airport and we score with our customers with flexibility and high service quality. We are very happy about the cooperation in the training area with the GrowNOW Group and the decision to use the central location of Linz as a training center for the first German-language airfreight academy. This underscores the importance and competence of Linz Airport in terms of air freight." Linz Airport is the second busiest airport in Austria for cargo services. In 2018, the airport processed approximately 54,000 tonnes of cargo.

Linz Airport, GrowNow team up for German- speaking airfreight academy
Linz Airport, Austria

Roland Zistler, managing director of GrowNOW Group said, “We are proud to be able to offer our many years of experience in the development and teaching of air freight training courses in German language to the entire German-speaking air freight market. Linz Airport, in the best location between Munich and Vienna, with direct flight connections to Frankfurt and Düsseldorf, is the ideal place and the best partner for our air cargo academy."

Zistler, a certified business coach, is a logistics and aviation veteran with over 30 years of management and intercultural experience.

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