6 november 2018
Khrabrovo airport team participated in the AFC-World Series2018 international football tournament
From November 1 to 4, 2018, the World Cup among teams of airports and airlines, AFC - World Series 2018, was held in Lisbon (Portugal). Twenty teams of airlines and airport employees from 13 countries all over the world took part in the tournament. Representatives of airlines and airports from Argentina, Brazil, USA, Germany, Ukraine, Sweden, Hungary, Russia, Oman, Belarus, etc. were among the participants.
This was the first time the team of Kaliningrad International Airport (Khrabrovo) participated in such a tournament. At the first stage, Khrabrovo airport team played with Amadeus Erding (Germany), Oman G. Hendling (Oman), Condor AR (Argentina), with two victories and one defeat, and only at the quarter-final stage lost to the team of Minsk National Airport (Belarus). In matches for the 5-8th place, Khrabrovo team played with Russian and American rivals. In the end, the players of Khrabrovo airport ranked the high sixth place. The debut was very successful! The winner of the tournament was the team from Ukraine, the second and third places were taken by the teams of Oman and Belarus, respectively.
Alexander Korytny, General Director of Khrabrovo Airport: “This is not our first participation in an airport football team competition. But taking part in an international tournament is something completely new for us! Considering the scale of the event, the level of training and the experience of the participating teams, I believe that the sixth place is a good result. And I feel great pleasure that we now have a team of colleagues united in passion for work and football. Participation in competitions brings us together as professionals and as sports fans. I hope that playing football and participating in sport events will become a good tradition in our airport.”
It should be noted that participation in an international tournament and a good team result were made possible by the work of Khrabrovo airport management and Novaport holding, aimed at sports development, health and team building.The management of Khrabrovo airport and the company's employees express special gratitude to the Government of the Kaliningrad region for the organizational assistance and support provided.
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