Aviator signs with 2 new customers in CPH

We are pleased to announce that Air Canada and Beijing Capitol Airlines have chosen Aviator as ground handler in Copenhagen Airport. Both contracts will be in effect from 1st September 2015.

 

Air Canada have signed a 5-year contract, including de-icing. The Airline operate daily during the summer season with the flight types B767 or B787-800.

 

Beijing Capitol Airlines are new to Copenhagen Airport, and have signed with Aviator for a period of 3 years. They will fly to Beijing and Hangzhou with an A330.

By |July 3rd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Aviator signs with 2 new customers in CPH

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

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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 1 April 2015.

We look forward to working with Flybe.

Becky Nicholls,

Business Development Manager, Aviator UK

By |January 7th, 2015|News|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 […]

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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 TUPE Transfer. Aviator will do all […]

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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

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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|News|Comments Off on Thomas Cook and Aviator extend their partnership

Mark Gower appointed as Strategic Business Partner

I am pleased to announce that Mark Gower has been appointed as Strategic Business Partner focusing on all Contractual and Operational relationships with Norwegian Airlines.

Within this role Mark will be working with all stations and departments that interact with the Norwegian contract across our network. This is an exciting new position for Aviator and is both representative of our intention to deliver excellent service to our customers and  symptomatic of the collaborative approach to the range of services we offer. This position will report directly to me.

Mark has recently joined us in the UK after the acquisition of the Servisair business where he was the Service Delivery Manager for Norwegian, in that time he has built up a good relationship with Norwegian, which he will bring into his new role. Mark has over 15 years of Aviation Industry experience.

I am sure you will join me in congratulating and offering your support to Mark in this new important role.

Paul Synnott, CEO Aviator Airport Alliance Europe

By |July 24th, 2014|Nyheter|Comments Off on Mark Gower appointed as Strategic Business Partner

Emirates appoints Aviator as ground handling provider at Oslo (OSL)

Aviator successfully won the Emirates tender for ground handling services at OSL  to serve their new DXB-OSL-DXB service commencing on 02. September.

The new daily service is planned to operate with a Boeing 777-300ER with capacity of 360 passengers, in Emirates world class First-, Business- and Economy class configuration.

In a comment, Aviator CEO Mr. Paul Synnott expressed his pleasure at the award; “This  a wonderful opportunity for Aviator to prove our dedication to safety and customer service, tailored to Emirates unique world renowned products”. He further added  ”we are delighted to be able to extend our relationship with Emirates and extremely pleased to have been awarded this important contract”

By |July 24th, 2014|Nyheter|Comments Off on Emirates appoints Aviator as ground handling provider at Oslo (OSL)

Nordic ground handler enters the UK

Press Release

The EU Commission has approved Aviator’s acquisition of the former Servisair Ground Handling operations at London Gatwick and Newcastle Airports in the UK and at Helsinki Airport in Finland – as well as the former operations of Swissport International at Birmingham Airport in the UK.

Aviator agreed to purchase these operations from Swissport International in April this year.

At London Gatwick, Newcastle and Birmingham, Aviator will provide ground handling for a wide range of national and international airlines.

Aviator is currently the largest independent aviation services provider in the Nordic region and enters the UK market in line with its strategic development plans.
Aviator CEO Paul Synnott: “We have a clear strategy to broaden our portfolio of aviation related services in the UK and to use our presence here as a platform for expansion both within the UK and into new geographical markets.”
With the acquisition, Aviator adds almost 600 employees in the UK and 300 in Finland to its present 2,900 personnel.
About Aviator
Aviator is a full-range provider of aviation services, operating at 24 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 2013, the Group recorded a turnover of approx. EUR 200m.
For more information, please contact:

Paul Synnott, CEO, Aviator Europe
paul.synnott@aviator.eu
+46 707 300 320

Andreas Vassilaros, Project Director, Aviator Europe
andreas.vassilaros@aviator.eu
+46 858 554 216

Debbie Westlake, Managing Director, Aviator UK
debbie.westlake@aviator.eu
+44 1293 789 050

By |May 20th, 2014|Nyheter|Comments Off on Nordic ground handler enters the UK