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
+46 707 300 230
+44 747 103 70 23

Debbie Westlake, MD Aviator UK
+44 797 953 7225