Press Release

Aviator Expands Ground Handling Operations at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

The EU Commission has approved Aviator’s acquisition of the previous Servisair Finland ground handling operations from Swissport International. Aviator agreed to purchase the business in April this year.

The EU has also approved Aviator’s acquisition of similar ground handling operations at London Gatwick, Newcastle and Birmingham Airports in the United Kingdom.

Aviator is currently the largest independent aviation services provider in the Nordic region and expands in Finland and the United Kingdom in line with its strategic development plans.
Aviator CEO Paul Synnott: “We have a clear strategy to broaden our portfolio of aviation related services and to use our presence in Finland and the United Kingdom as a platforms for expansion both within the two countries and into new geographical markets.”
With the acquisition, Aviator adds 340 employees in Finland and almost 600 in the United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom. 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
+46 707 300 320

Andreas Vassilaros, Project Director, Aviator Europe
+46 858 554 216