Brussels Airport awards new ground handling contracts

posted on 8th February 2018 by Jordan Newton
Brussels Airport awards new ground handling contracts

Brussels Airport Company has awarded new ground handling licences across five different restricted categories to Aviapartner, Swissport, dnata, LSG Skychefs and Newrest Servair.

The Belgian airport has awarded licences for baggage handling and ramp handling for passenger aircraft to Aviapartner Belgium and Swissport Belgium; ramp handing for full cargo aircraft and cargo and mail handling to Aviapartner Cargo, Swissport Cargo Services Belgium and dnata, which is new at the airport and catering transport licences were awarded to LSG Skychefs and Newrest Servair.

In 2017, Brussels Airport Company launched a selection procedure to grant licences to ground handlers pursuant to the Royal Decree of 6 November 2010 on access to the ground handling market at Brussels Airport.

In the first phase, the selection was based on various financial requirements, and in the second phase on qualitative requirements defined in the selection procedure.

The new licences are for a term of seven years as of 28 October 2018. All companies that took part in the selection procedure were individually informed. After receipt of the decision, a 15-day standstill period for appeal procedures commences, after which the contracts can be signed.