Security Conference at Vienna Airport | 06.11.2014
Minister of the Interior Mag. Johanna Mikl-Leitner visited Vienna Airport on 6 November 2014 to attend the Security Conference at Vienna-Schwechat Airport. There were almost 22 million visitors to the airport in 2013. Vienna-Schwechat Airport is an important hub and pivotal point for millions of travellers around the world, as Minister of the Interior, Mag. Johanna Mikl-Leitner emphasises. Above all, continuous dialogue is needed between the Chief of Police of the City of Schwechat, Flughafen Wien AG and Vienna International Airport Security Services Ges.m.b.H. for security to be provided. International networking also play an important role, for instance, the close and strong cooperation with the airports of Munich and Zürich. The excellent cooperation between the police, the airport and VIAS received particular mention and praise from the Minister of the Interior. An intensive dialogue between all persons and departments responsible for security is essential, continues Mrs Mag. Mikl-Leitner, to maintain the excellent standard of security at Vienna Airport in the future. The police will be making a new project between the Chief of Police of the City of Schwechat with Flughafen Wien AG visible to passengers at first glance. The public will be able to get in direct contact with the police through intercom terminals, so-called service points. A uniform visual appearance and signage in several languages should enable the service points to be located quickly.