The Salzburg Airport’s management must improve internal structures and processes, the Salzburg State Audit Office demands after an audit. The FPÖ had requested the examination. Your politicians literally call the result the “revelation of a bizarre management”. At the airport, on the other hand, you can see a good report.
Overall, the overall conclusion is positive, writes the State Audit Office about Salzburg Airport and the audited years 2015 to 2019. The business conduct and business plan are plausible.
There is a need for improvement in future funding programs for aircraft stationing, in internal structures and processes and their documentation. The provisions of the Salzburg “Corporate Governance Code” would also have to be complied with in full. It specifies for state politicians, supervisory boards and board members what they are allowed to do in companies and companies that are majority-owned by the state – and what is not.
Almost two million passengers before the lockdowns
However, as President of the State Audit Office, Ludwig Hillinger also demands that the accuracy of planning the annual budget be increased. Salzburg Airport has almost two million passengers a year before the CoV lockdowns, which have been imposed by politicians. It is the largest airport in Austria. To Vienna-Schwechat.
Harsh criticism from the liberals
The Salzburg Freedom Party, who applied for this review, see “grossly neglected internal control systems” and “gross deficiencies in the management”. For example, she gave a secret job. According to the FPÖ, the board of directors and the supervisory board would have to “tighten the thumbscrews”.
At the airport, one speaks of a good report card. Most of the recommendations made by the Court of Auditors have already been adopted and implemented, and processes have been improved. The “four-eyes principle” applies to corporate management. Important decisions are made by at least two people.