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Aviator starts cooperation with LSG at GOT

As a step in expanding and developing our portfolio we have entered an agreement with LSG at Gothenburg Airport.
Aviator will perform the sk. “Last mile” catering, which involves delivery and on-loading/off-loading of catering to and from the aircraft. Aviator will shortly commence internal training and practical training with LSG in connection with the start of the agreement on December 14, 2015. To be able to broaden our business with this type of product is extremely positive and in line with our vision:

“Our visions is to be the world´s greatest provider of Aviation Services, recognised for our dedication to efficiency, safety and innovation”, says Erik Strandgren, COO Aviator

 

 

By |December 3rd, 2015|News, Nyheter|Comments Off on Aviator starts cooperation with LSG at GOT

Aviator handles world´s biggest passenger aircraft A380

On December 1st Aviator Denmark has together with Emirates received and sent off the largest passenger aircraft in the world, the Airbus A380. This day marks the startup for a daily route between Copenhagen and Dubai, operated by Emirates, and handled in CPH by Aviator. CPH have extended the landing field in order for the large aircraft to land and take off safely with no damage to the motors. There has been a massive interest from the press and the Aviation business in general about this coming flight. During the ground time, Emriates and CPH hosted a reception at gate C39, with speakers from CPH, Emirates and the Danish Government. All presenting this new operation as an important step for CPH as an international hub, with ambition and potential for business growth.

Everything went extremely well with both loading and passenger handling. “We have prepared for the operation for months, so it was extremely exiting to go live and face the challenges in a goaloriented way all the way around”, says Ole Brinks Andersen, Managing Director of Aviator Denmark. “For our staff we would like to direct a big thank you and praise each and every one involved in the turnaround, for their dedication to safety and quality for the customer”.

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By |December 1st, 2015|News, Nyheter|Comments Off on Aviator handles world´s biggest passenger aircraft A380

Aviator joins strategic allliance

Aviator has joined the pan-European ground services alliance ground.net, an alliance covering more than 70 airports in Europe. The alliance was created 2013 and have today five members of well-established and professional European ground service companies.

“Together, we generate more value for our customers than any of the ground handling partners can achieve individually” says Aviator CCO Erik Strandgren.

ground.net is an entirely new concept for conducting ground handling business in Europe. The goal of the partnership is to provide airlines with a multi-station network alternative alongside the global players. ground.net provides various services in the area of passenger, ramp and cargo handling, de-icing and more as a strategic partnership.
ground.net relies on its members’ local expertise and offer global operating airline customers the benefits of network-based ground handling services in Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom and now with Aviator’s entrance: the Scandinavian countries, Finland and adding more airports in the UK.
To learn more about the customer benefits of ground.net please contact:

Erik Strandgren, CCO Aviator
erik.strandgren@aviator.eu ,+46 768 990 777

By |November 13th, 2015|News, Nyheter|Comments Off on Aviator joins strategic allliance

Aviator – doing it right

See Airside Autumn edition: http://airsideint.com/current-issue

By |November 3rd, 2015|News, Nyheter|Comments Off on Aviator – doing it right

Aviator signs contract with Med View Airlines at London-Gatwick

Med-View Airline are based in Lagos, Nigeria. The airline was founded in 2007 as a charter airline, mainly operating Haji flights, and offers domestic passenger services since November 2012. They are to start a new route to London Gatwick with effect from 20th November 2015 using a B767 aircraft with four flights per week & hoping to grown the frequency in the coming months.

Aviator are very pleased to have the opportunity to work in partnership with Med View Airlines at Gatwick & we hope the new route will be a great success for all involved.

//Clive Darbon, Commercial Director Aviator UK

By |October 28th, 2015|News, Nyheter|Comments Off on Aviator signs contract with Med View Airlines at London-Gatwick

Aviator signs contract with Air Serbia for Arlanda and Copenhagen

The Commercial Team are happy to announce that Aviator  have been awarded the handling of ground services for Air Serbia at ARN and CPH, commencing December 15. The routes will be served with Airbus 320 and 319 aircrafts.

Air Serbia operates around 320 flights per year at each airport. The agreement involves ground handling, lounge and ATO and reflects Air Serbia’s believe in Aviator as their main business partner for ground services at ARN and CPH.” Says Casper Olhoff Dons, Aviator Commercial Director.

FACTS:
Air Serbia (formerly Jat Airways) is the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, serving more than 30 Euro-Mediterranean destinations directly the hub at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla International Airport. Air Serbia’s main share holding equity partner is Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates.
See more at: http://www.etihad.com/en-us/about-us/our-equity-partners/air-serbia/ and http://www.airserbia.com/en/

By |October 7th, 2015|News, Nyheter|Comments Off on Aviator signs contract with Air Serbia for Arlanda and Copenhagen

Press release: Aviator acquires Swissport Ground Handling Operations at UK’s second largest airport

Aviator acquires Swissport International’s ground handling operations at London Gatwick. The transaction will become effective on November 9, 2015 and is including ground handling related assets, contracts and staff. Both companies will work closely together to ensure a smooth transition.

As a result of the acquisition, Aviator will become the largest ground handling services provider at London Gatwick in terms of turnover and customer portfolio and is part of Aviator’s planned strategic development in the UK, giving an opportunity to increase the customer portfolio at such an important location.

Aviator CEO Paul Synnott: “We are very pleased with this acquisition.  We are continuing our strategic development in the UK market by expanding our current operation in the UK’s second largest airport. With this acquisition we are adding experience, skills and competence to our already existing strong management team and dedicated personnel”.

With this acquisition Aviator will add in excess of 750 fte´s to the current 1000 staff members in the UK, giving a total workforce of 4,200 in the Aviator Group. This acquistion is in line with Aviator´s strategy to expand and broaden its porfolio of aviation related services.

Aviator is a full-range provider of Aviation Services operating at 23 airports in the Nordic region and the UK. Aviator has its head office in Stockholm, Sweden, and is majority owned by the investment fund Accent Equity 2008. In 2014, the Group recorded a turnover of approx. EUR 230m.

For more information please contact:

Paul Synnott, CEO Aviator Airport Alliance Europe AB
paul.synnott@aviator.eu
+46 707 300 230
+44 747 103 70 23

Debbie Westlake, MD Aviator UK
debbie.Westlake@aviator.eu
+44 797 953 7225

 

By |October 1st, 2015|News, Nyheter|Comments Off on Press release: Aviator acquires Swissport Ground Handling Operations at UK’s second largest airport

Flybe UK

We are pleased to advise that we have been successful in renewing our agreement with Flybe at NCL

We have also been successful in section the Flybe business at LGW, 2 flights per day with services commencing om 1st April 2015

We look forward to working with Flybe

Becky Nicholls

Business Development Manager Aviator UK

By |January 7th, 2015|Nyheter|Comments Off on Flybe UK

Aviator contracts with Norwegian Air Shuttle

During the second half of 2014 Norwegian has had all its contracts in the Nordic market out to tender. We submitted our offer on the 31st October. Negotiations took place in December and we have now received their final decision. We are well aware of what it costs to provide the services required by Norwegian and we may have been handicapped by this knowledge, despite lowering our total bid with a significant sum we have not secured the contracts for Copenhagen or Oslo; Menzies has been awarded these contracts.

In Sweden at Umeå; Luleå and Visby state owned Swedavia has been awarded the contracts. In Sweden we appear to have lost the negotiations on price, which seem to be significantly lower than Aviator were able to bid. We have been awarded a seven year contract for Handling at Arlanda and Malmo in Sweden and the following 12 stations in Norway; Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim, Tromsø, Bardufoss, Bodø, Kristiansand, Torp, Molde, Haugesund, Ålesund and Rygge.

There are no changes to our contract with Norwegian at London Gatwick. The new agreements and contracts are effective from the 1st April 2015. We did of course hope to win all the contracts and we are extremely disappointed to have lost some stations. Our unions have been notified about the situation. We will now start the process of reorganising the structures of our company. We will seek to carry out the process as fast as possible, so no one at the stations in Norway, Denmark and Sweden needs to wait for vital information about his or her job. Any redundancies will be advised as soon as possible, however it is highly probable that this is a transfer of operations, a so called […]

By |January 5th, 2015|Nyheter|Comments Off on Aviator contracts with Norwegian Air Shuttle

Thomas Cook and Aviator extend their partnership

Aviator is very pleased to announce that from September 2014 it will provide Ground Handling services for Thomas Cook Airlines at London Gatwick. This follows on from the previous successful contract awards earlier this year in Denmark and Sweden.

Thomas Cook Airlines has decided to terminate its current contract and move all Gatwick Ground Handling operations to Aviator with a contract start date of 1st September 2014.

Paul Synnott CEO for Aviator Group commented “We are delighted to be able to extend our relationship with Thomas Cook and support its operation at London Gatwick. This is a very positive development for both our UK business and the Group”

Debbie Westlake Aviator’s UK Managing Director added “Aviator has had a very positive effect on the UK operations since the acquisition on the 15th May this year, we are very pleased to welcome Thomas Cook as a customer and will do out utmost to deliver excellent service to Thomas Cook as well as all existing customers”

For more information contact:

Debbie Westlake

Managing Director

Aviator UK

Debbie.westlake@aviator.eu

+44 (0)1293 789 050

By |August 8th, 2014|Nyheter|Comments Off on Thomas Cook and Aviator extend their partnership