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SUMMER 2014

issue 17

The focus of this issue, appropriately for Summer, is on growth. Airlines, ground handlers and service providers are seizing new markets, new opportunities, new routes and new technology. This is all in the face of decreasing budgets, shrinking turn-around times, and growing passenger numbers.

We take a look at Ireland’s flag carrier, Aer Lingus. We also talk to Sky Handling Partner Ltd., an important player in Ireland’s ground handling scene.

In light of the 27th IGHC Ground Handling Conference in Kuala Lumpur, we also investigate how ground handlers are exploiting the ever-increasing opportunities to be found in the Asian market.

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Featured in this issue

  • Handling growth

     Among the many ground handlers active in South-east Asia whose business has grown exponentially in recent years is Bangkok Flight Services (BFS), which offers a full range of ramp, passenger and ca...

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  • Technology journey starts here

    Airports, airlines and baggage handling companies are busy upgrading their IT systems to support a wealth of new applications and services, including greater mobility for staff and passengers, improve...

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  • Setting standards for safety

    Building standards through expertise With the growth of air traffic, airport operations have become increasingly complex. More and larger aircraft manoeuvring on crowded airport surfaces, an increas...

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  • Hard to handle

    Low-cost carriers’ competitive fare structures means they are always on the lookout for ancillary revenue streams, from scratch cards to discounted car hire. However, for most LCCs, especially in m...

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  • More than just cleaning

     The range of services offered by the aviation division of UK-based OCS Group Ltd is extensive. It includes terminal cleaning, aircraft appearance, baggage and passenger screening, lost property, as...

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  • Eyes on the future

     “Our 10-year track record (humble though we are) is pretty impressive by any standards,” Smyth considers. Revenue, for example, has grown from about £100 million ten years ago to about £800 m...

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  • Bringing background checks to the forefront

    As the Royal Terminal prepares to open in June 2014, Procius’ Commercial Director Nick Trollope has some careful advice for companies with staff working airside: “If you haven’t got your flight ...

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  • Growing markets as industry expands

    It is a given that aircraft ground handling as an industry has an interdependent relationship with the operation, movement, servicing and maintenance of aircraft. This in turn creates the same opport...

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  • Routes to success

    Take Canada’s low-cost airline WestJet, which serves 88 destinations. It strives to maintain its position as one of the five most successful airlines in the world and has built a strong business mod...

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  • Best of all worlds

    The airline’s watchwords for ground handling, are “Safety, reliability and consistent delivery of high quality service,” says Wilson. This applies to all aspects of the airline’s ground handli...

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  • Looking back looking forward

     Goldair Group, Greece We are proud to achieve further expansion internationally in addition to 26 airports in Greece. Today Goldair Handling operates in two airports in Cyprus, Larnaca and Paphos,...

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  • Ground handlers: What’s next?

    According to Gary Chapman, president of Dubai-headquartered dnata: “Business remains intensely competitive and it is important to avoid being driven to commodity type pricing. If we are to deliv...

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  • Strategic partners

    Sky Handling Partner is a subsidiary of Groupe Crit which is based in Paris and listed on the Euronext Paris exchange. The handling sector of the group achieved revenues of Ä197m for 2013 with operat...

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