German ground handler the AHS Aviation Handling Services entered into a strategic partnership with security service provider ICTS Deutschland from today (1 July).
The aim of the Germany-wide cooperation is to jointly guarantee fast and convenient processes in passenger handling. This also includes the use of new technologies for passenger screening.
Through the cooperation with ICTS Deutschland, AHS Aviation Handling Services is also able to operate in the security area of airports and thus offer an all-round handling service.
AHS is expanding its existing expertise with new technologies for facial recognition of passengers and the capture of travel documents. AHS said it will guarantee 100 per cent verified travel documents in the future.
The expanded range of services also includes baggage controls for all airlines as well as access controls and special passenger surveys for flights to non-EU countries.
In addition, both cooperation partners support each other with check-in and ticket service at the joint locations at the airports in Hamburg, Hanover, Berlin, Munich, Düsseldorf, Cologne and Frankfurt (pictured above).
The cooperation will enable airlines to benefit in future from fixed service packages that include ground services, security services and passenger handling.
AHS Aviation Handling Services managing director (MD), Amélie Charisius said: “In ICTS, we have found the ideal partner to expand our portfolio for the security sector as an important component within passenger handling. Together with the aviation safety expert, we now offer our customers a comprehensive service from a single source.”
ICTS Deutschland MD, Niko Papatrechas added: “The established business structures of AHS in Germany enable ICTS to offer our services uniformly to airlines throughout the country and to expand our services.”