Sunday, May 19, 2024

The Future of Ground Handling: Embracing Digitalisation and Automation for Success

At the 35th IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC), the need for digitalisation and automation within the ground handling industry was highlighted as one of the top three priorities. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recognises that embracing these technologies is crucial not only for improving operational efficiency but also for driving sustainability and process improvements. […]

Mastering the Big Picture: The Changing Landscape of Ground Handling Training

Ground handling training has undergone significant changes over the years, from the way it is delivered to the focus of the training. As someone who started working as a ramp service agent over 25 years ago, David Stribe, Corporate Training Coordinator at Aviator Airport Alliance, a full-range provider of aviation services at 15 airports across […]

Havas: staying ahead of the game

Havas is a truly Turkish company. Founded in 1958, but with roots dating back to 1933, it was the first company to provide ground-handling services in the Turkey. Today, Havas renders ground handling services at 28 airports in the country and two airports abroad, which include Riga Airport in Latvia and Madinah Airport in Saudi […]

Lufthansa Cargo and Fraport Ground Services extend contract

Lufthansa Cargo and Fraport Ground Services have signed a contract to extend their ground handling partnership at Frankfurt Airport. The agreement has been signed for a term of eight years and runs from January 2018 to December 2025. Freeport member of the executive board and executive director of labour relations, Michael Müller says: “We are very […]

WFS awarded three new ground handling contracts at LAX

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded three new ground handling contracts with Asian carriers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). China Southern has selected WFS to provide ramp services at the airport for its 10 flights per week connecting Los Angeles and Guangzhou. Xiamen Airlines has also chosen WFS’ ramp services for its new […]

China Airlines chooses WFS for handling in Honolulu

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is now offering China Airlines its full range of ground handling services in Honolulu after winning a new cargo handling contract. WFS has served China Airlines in Honolulu since 2001 when it was first awarded a passenger services contract. In 2005, it also won the airline’s ramp handling contract, and in […]

dnata Singapore opens new maintenance base at Changi Airport

dnata Singapore has opened a new 6,900 square metre maintenance base at Singapore Changi Airport located next to the dnata Cargo Centre. The facility is located in the Changi Airfreight Centre and has the capacity to handle an average of more than 9,000 repairs and maintenance activities annually. It gives dnata an additional 1,000 square metres […]

Mexican carrier Interjet signs contract with Swissport Canada

Swissport Canada has signed a contract with Mexican carrier Interjet to provide ground handling services for operations at Montreal Trudeau International Airport and Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport. Swissport will provide Interjet with ground handling services including passenger and ramp handling, baggage services, operations coordination and load control. Montreal services will start on 13 […]

WFS sells ground handling business in Italy

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has sold its ground handling business in Italy to Inceptus SpA – but will continue to own and operate its growing cargo handling business in Milan. Since June 2015, WFS has operated the ATA business, a ground handler in Italy, through its subsidiary WFS Ground Italy. On 19 May, WFS completed […]

Jon Conway named as DG of the ASA

Jon Conway – who recently left dnata – has been appointed director general of the Airport Services Association (ASA) and will take up his new position from 1 March, 2017. A familiar figure in the ground handling world, Conway began his aviation career in 1973, when he joined BOAC Cargo (which later became British Airways Cargo) based at Heathrow Airport. In […]

Finnair and Swissport sign contract extension for Helsinki

Swissport International and Finnair have signed an extension of their existing contract for ramp handling services in Helsinki Airport until 31 October 2020. The new agreement is effective immediately, and the companies say it builds a strong basis for future joint growth and further increased quality at the growing hub in Helsinki. Swissport International has […]

Garuda partners with dnata for Heathrow handling services

Garuda Indonesia has partnered with dnata for all ground handling services at its new Heathrow Airport services, which will see its operate five bellyhold flights a week from Singapore and Jakarta. The airline will use a Boeing 777-300ER on the route, which will commence on 31 March. Garuda’s freight will be handled at dnata City, a purpose-built […]