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Press release – re the LOI with SAS

Press release May 4 2016

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Press Release – Appointment of the Chief Executive Officer

Appointment of the Chief Executive Officer:  Press Release

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Aviator signs contract with Aegean Airlines

I am very pleased to announce that Aviator has signed a ground handling agreement with Aegean Airlines for Stockholm- Arlanda airport. Aegean Airlines is operating 2 times weekly to Athens and 1 time a week to Kalamata in Greece. Aviator are delighted to be selected by Aegean Airlines as their handling partner at Stockholm- Arlanda and we look forward to working together.

//Erik Strandgren, CCO Aviator

By |March 31st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Aviator signs contract with Aegean Airlines

Successful renewal of TAP Air Portugal at London Gatwick

I am very pleased to announce that we have been successful with the renewal of our ground handling agreement with TAP Air Portugal to London Gatwick. A new 3 year contract will commence on 1st May 2016. The TAP flight schedule is planned to change for Summer 2016 with a slight reduction in flights & higher proportion to be operated on the EMB90 aircraft.

//Clive Darbon, Commercial Director Aviator

 

By |March 16th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Successful renewal of TAP Air Portugal at London Gatwick

Press release – appointment of the Chief Process Officer

Press release March 9 2016

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Aviator continues and expands Norwegian partnership

Aviator and Norwegian Air Shuttle have agreed to prolong the ground handling service contract at London Gatwick until October 2020 and to also include Manchester Airport in the same agreement.

The decision was made by Norwegian earlier this week following negotiations which commenced before Christmas. Norwegian’s award comes at a time when the airline is increasing its flights at LGW with about 20% more flights compared to today. Following the decision Aviator will also take over Norwegian at Manchester Airport as from 1st May 2016. Currently Norwegian has a daily service to any of the three Scandinavian capitals from MAN with a plan to increase these services.

“I am very proud of the hard work and dedication of the Aviator LGW team, which has gone a long way to help secure the Norwegian contract. Everyone should be very proud of their achievement” says Vanessa Branch, the Aviator Service Delivery Manager responsible for the Norwegian operations in the UK, who has also been involved in the negotiating process.

I would like to thank everyone involved in this process and look forward to continuing our relationship with Norwegian Air Shuttle” greets Debbie Westlake, Managing Director Aviator UK.

By |March 2nd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Aviator continues and expands Norwegian partnership

Operational challenges and organisational changes

Aviator experienced an eventful 2015 some positive developments and some less so! In 2016 we are faced with some wonderful opportunities and also some operational challenges. For example we have already communicated the Letter of Intent signed with SAS in September 2015 and discussions and negotiations are positively progressing.

Another area, which experienced significant growth in 2015 that will dramatically continue in 2016, is the UK. You are already aware that that our operations at London Gatwick have been investigated by the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority), that investigation has now been concluded without finding. It has however had a significant negative effect on our ability to implement essential changes in the business in a timely fashion. We now need to rapidly accelerate this development process.

I established Aviator in the UK in 2014 and I believe passionately in the UK business and as such after close consultation with our Chairman, Bernt Lindberg, I have decided to focus exclusively on implementing the required changes and developing these operations into the great business it certainly has the potential to be. This means I will transfer responsibility for the role of CEO for the Group into the safe hands of Bernt Lindberg.

I will not be disappearing from the business but my focus will be on the UK operations for the foreseeable future. This change has immediate effect.

Yours sincerely

Paul Synnott

paul.synnott@aviator.eu
+46 707 300 320
+ 44 747 103 7023

By |February 23rd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Operational challenges and organisational changes

The CMA clearance decision at London Gatwick

The CMA clearance decision regarding the investigation at London Gatwick has been published. A very frustrating period has now been concluded.

//Paul Synnott, CEO Aviator

https://www.gov.uk/cma-cases/aviator-swissport-s-london-gatwick-ground-handling-assets-merger-inquiry#cma-clearance-decision

By |February 5th, 2016|News, Nyheter|Comments Off on The CMA clearance decision at London Gatwick

Aviator successful in extending the agreement with Thomson at London Gatwick

I am very pleased to announce that Aviator have been successful in our bid to continue as Thomson’s ground handling partner at London Gatwick.
​Our new agreement will commence on 1st May 2016 for an initial 3 year period with Thomson then having the ability to extend for an additional 2 years until 2021.Following the changes at Gatwick our performance has been closely monitored by Thomson over recent months. This contract award is recognition of the work we have completed so far.
//Clive Darbon, Commercial Director Aviator UK

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Organisational changes Aviator Airport Services Denmark A/S

After five years at the head of the company, Ole Brinks Andersen, Managing Director of Aviator Airport Services Denmark A/S, is stepping down as of 1st February 2016 following a mutual agreement. The management of Aviator and Ole Brinks Andersen have on-going discussions regarding the possibility that Ole will take on another role in the company. We expect these discussions to be resolved shortly. On 2nd February 2016, Jo Alex Tanem will be taking over as Managing Director for Aviator Airport Services Denmark A/S. The services of Ole will be available to Aviator over the next two weeks, to assist with the handover to the Jo Alex. I would like to thank Ole for all his efforts during the past five years and wish Jo Alex success in implementing the projects that have been commenced in Copenhagen.
Paul Synnott
CEO
Aviator Airport Alliance Europe AB

By |February 1st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Organisational changes Aviator Airport Services Denmark A/S