Category: Ground Handling

Menzies Aviation to Cut 186 Jobs at Portland International Airport

The company that provides ground handling services for Alaska Airlines at PDX will eliminate nearly 200 jobs in mid-October. Menzies Aviation announced the ramp and cabin cleaner positions will be eliminated October 19, with approximately 186 people losing their jobs that day. The company made the announcement in a WARN Letter to the Oregon Employment […]

Rio Builds Special Warehouse for Olympic Games Cargo

Rio de Janeiro-Tom Jobim International Airport’s cargo terminal – RIOgaleão Cargo – is ready for the Rio Olympic Games and has built a warehouse especially for imports and exports related to the Games. Just three weeks away, the RIOgaleão Cargo terminal expects to see an increase of 2,000 tonnes in cargo imports during the event […]

Jet Airways to Shortly Work with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on Ground Handling

Jet Airways will shortly work with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on ground handling, maintenance and engineering, the chief of the Dutch carrier said recently. Jet is also looking to upgrade cabins on its four Airbus A330-200 planes, two executives from the airline and the plane maker said separately. From March 27, Jet started flying to […]

New Air Traffic Towers Too Small For Old Tech

Two state-of-the-art airport towers due to go into operation this fall in San Francisco and Las Vegas will first need extensive remodeling to make room for technology that dates backs to the early days of air traffic control, according to union officials. The new rooms on top of the towers where controllers watch aircraft operations […]

BGS Becomes a Strategic Partner of IATA

BGS, an international provider of ground handling and aircraft fuelling services, is delighted to have joined 400 major aviation companies by becoming a member of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Strategic Partnerships program.   The SP program currently spans over 40 various industry segments, including representatives from the fields of security, cargo, airlines, ground […]

The 9th French Air Traffic Controllers Strike in the Past 10 weeks

European carriers are bracing for further disruption, as France’s air traffic controllers plan another walkout which threatens to be the worst of 2016. Eurocontrol is warning that French air traffic control (ATC) could be affected by a French public services strike from 0400UTC on June 2 until 0400UTC on June 3. This will be immediately […]

Indonesia Suspends Lion Air, AirAsia Ground Handling Services

Lion Air will not be able to operate its ground handling services at Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta, and AirAsia Indonesia at Ngurah Rai airport in Bali. Indonesia’s Transport Ministry has frozen the ground handling services of two airlines for dropping their international flight passengers at the domestic terminal. Lion Air will not be able to […]

dnata and SAS Enter a Long Term Partnership in Zurich and Geneva

dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has been selected by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) to provide ground handling and cargo services at Zurich Airport and Geneva Airport. SAS operates 42 weekly flights from Oslo, Stockholm, and Copenhagen to Geneva and Zurich, using a mix of aircraft types including the Canadair 900, Airbus A320 […]

WestJet Contracts Airline Services Handling

Airline Services Handling, part of the Airline Services Group, has won a significant new contract from Canada’s WestJet, an Alberta-based airline, to provide ground handling services for their newly launched non-stop international flights from London’s Gatwick Airport to six Canadian cities, effective May 7th. WestJet, which is marking its 20th anniversary this year, is serving […]

Baggage Mishandling Rate Cut by 61 Percent

There were 7.3 bags reported as delayed, damaged or stolen per 1,000 airline passengers in 2014, according to the 2015 SITA report, a company that tracks baggage performance in aviation each year.  That’s a 61 percent decrease in mishandling since 2007.  Of those mishandled bags, 49 percent were mishandled during transfer, 15 percent were caused by a bag switch or ticketing error and another 15 percent was due to […]